Man in West Bath Robbed after Offering Help to Stranded Driver
Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the brutal robbery of a man who stopped to help a woman he believed was stranded with a disabled vehicle.
In the first case, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office learned of an incident that began in West Bath on Saturday night. According to WGME-TV, a man was driving on Berry's Mills Road when he spotted an SUV on the side of the road, that appeared to be broken down, and a woman standing next to it. When she flagged him down, he stopped to see if he could offer any assistance. As soon as he got out of his truck, the man told deputies that two or three men jumped out of the SUV. They beat him and robbed him, before loading him into the back of his own truck. The men drove the victim to a random house in Phippsburg and then ran off into the woods. A police K9 was able to follow the men's scent through the woods to a point where officials believe they were picked up in a vehicle.
On Monday evening, Brunswick Police talked to a man who works for a private security company, who said he had a similar incident. He told authorities that he was flagged down by a woman, who was standing next to an SUV that appeared to be broken down. When he started approaching the vehicle, the woman told him she was all set and sent him on his way.
Police have no description of the suspects, but say they appear to be using a dark-colored SUV. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office.
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