Suspect apprehended after armed robbery and chase in Baldwin

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BALDWIN — A man was arrested on Thursday after allegedly robbing parishioners at gunpoint in two church parking lots and leading police on a high-speed chase through rural Maine.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 10:36 a.m. about a man demanding money in the parking lot of a church in Parsonsfield and then brandishing a firearm.

The suspect, described as driving a silver Subaru, reportedly fled the scene before deputies arrived.

Later, a similar incident occurred in Baldwin, where the same suspect allegedly stole money from churchgoers.

Deputies located a vehicle matching the description at 22 Bliss Road.

When they attempted to make contact, the suspect drove off, initiating a pursuit along Douglas Hill Road toward Bridgton.

The chase continued with the suspect’s vehicle leaving the road and crashing through a fence near Wiggin Road.

Law enforcement, including state police and Bridgton police, joined the pursuit as they attempted to deploy maneuvers to stop the vehicle.

The chase ended when the suspect, identified as Connor McGlone, born July 2, 1996, from New Hampshire, abandoned his vehicle in a field at the corner of South High Street and Swamp Road in Bridgton.

McGlone fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by State Police and deputies on Swamp Road.

McGlone was transported to Bridgton Hospital and is expected to face charges at the York County Jail, according to Maine State Police.

The collaboration between the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Bridgton Police Department, and Maine State Police was credited for the swift and safe resolution to the incidents.

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