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Maine teen girl chases off burglar

November 13, 2013

CHESTERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say a teenage girl hid in her bedroom when a man forced his way into her Chesterville home, then had the presence of mind to get a detailed description that helped investigators identify a suspect.

Police say the 17-year-old girl was home alone on Monday when someone knocked on the front door. Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said when no one answered, he forced his way in.

The girl hid in her bedroom until the suspect opened the door, and fled upon seeing her. Nothing was stolen.

Police say she got a description of the suspect and his vehicle and called 911.

Investigators say they are looking for a 31-yar-old Augusta man with a prior record who may be involved in other unsolved burglaries in the area.

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