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Monday, May 11, 2009

Cig theft in Maine

Dat $5k bail is a high-@$$ bail for just stealing cigs. I can see a $5k bail if those teens robbed a jewelry store. But sh!t, if it's gonna cost someone 5,000 bucks to get outta jail for stealing cigs, then those teens must've stole 100 cig cartons in a few seconds.

(I did forget cigs are just about as valuable as a piece of jewelry, but dat bail amount is still bogus as he!!.)

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http://www.fosters. com/apps/ pbcs.dll/ article?AID= /20090509/ GJNEWS_01/ 705099903

ROLLINSFORD — Two Farmington men have been charged with an April burglary at Cumberland Farms on Route 4.

On Thursday, police arrested 17-year old Thomas Cutter, 167 Camelot Shores Drive, and charged him with burglary. A second suspect, 19-year-old Richard C. Pike Jr., was arrested a week earlier and also charged with burglary.

Police Chief Robert Ducharme said the men broke into the convenience store around 2:18 a.m. by using their hands to smash the front door.

From there, the suspects went into the store and quickly stole some cigarettes from behind the counter.

"They were actually in the store less than 10 seconds," Ducharme said. "One just jumped over the counter, grabbed the cigarettes and out they went."

The break-in activated the store's alarm system but the two escaped before authorities arrived at the store.

Ducharme said a third individual, a 14-year-old girl from South Berwick, Maine, was with the two during the burglary but didn't participate in it. The girl later came forward to police and identified the men.

She isn't facing any charges, according to Ducharme.

Pike was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment May 14. Cutter was arraigned Thursday and is being held on $5,000 cash.

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