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Skowhegan Police offering businesses safety tips after recent burglary arrest Featured

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Skowhegan Police offering businesses safety tips after recent burglary arrest

WATERVILLE - A Waterville man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a business in Skowhegan.

Police said Michael Fortin, 27, broke into Hilltop Antiques on Water Street. They said he took a number of items including $7,000 worth of jewelry.

 

According to Skowhegan police, a detective worked closely with probation and parole and came up with Fortin as a suspect.

 

They said a search of his apartment helped them recover some of the stolen jewelry.

 

According to the "Morning Sentinel," Fortin said he stole the items because he needed money for a new apartment.

 

He's now facing charges and Skowhegan police are offering to send an officer to any local business that would like tips on how to improve security.