BIDDEFORD – A major burglary ring broken up by a quick thinking convenience store clerk. Police say they’ve arrested two of the men responsible for more than two dozen business break-ins.
One suspect still on the loose.
34 year old Taylor Shultz made his first court appearance this afternoon as did his alleged partner in crime 37 year old Michael Warner.
State police arrested the two men Friday in a Biddeford apartment where police found and seized drugs and more than 80 items of evidence including stolen property from a rash of burglaries this year.
Police allege that these men are responsible for more than 25 business burglaries in southern and central Maine and the midcoast, totaling more than $200,000 as well as burglaries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Prosecutors say an alert clerk at a Biddeford Cumberland Farms was the one who helped crack this case. He saw the suspects throwing things away and acting suspicious.
So when they left, that clerk went to investigate and found bank bags from a business in China, Maine, who recently had $15,000 in cash stolen when someone broke into the safe.
Prosecutor “In the trash were two money bags taken from a commercial burglary in China, Maine at Toby’s Store.”