State police identify 2 suspects in Winterport fake cop medical marijuana thefts

October 1st, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

WINTERPORT, Maine — Maine State Police have identified two of three men suspected of impersonating law enforcement personnel and robbing a medical marijuana patient of several plants a week ago, officials said Wednesday.

Jeffrey Hurd, 47, and Scott Roberts, 35, both of Glenburn, are wanted for robbery, impersonating a police officer and theft. They were identified after surveillance camera photos were released to the public on Monday by Maine State Police and investigators received more than three dozen tips from the public.

“Both men are considered armed and dangerous,” Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, stated in a news release Wednesday.

The men, two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and brandishing a gun, went to the Winterport property, the location of which police are not releasing to protect the privacy of the landowner, around 7 a.m. Sept. 21 and had a verbal confrontation with the landowner, who is a medical marijuana patient. After the confrontation, the thieves grabbed an armful of medical marijuana and took off running.

Hurd is holding what police believe is a semiautomatic handgun in the photos released, McCausland said. He is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and Roberts is 5 feet, 11 inches tall. Both men weigh more than 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the two men’s whereabouts can call state police in Augusta at 624-7076 or 911.

A third man who is only partially visible in the surveillance photos released did not have an

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