WINTHROP — Police have arrested a man and a boy in connection with a home invasion Jan. 6.

Winthrop Police Detective Peter Struck said the two were among four people who broke into a 71-year-old woman’s residence on Squire Court and demanded prescription drugs.

Christopher Harmon, 36, of Arundel, was arrested Friday in Biddeford on charges of robbery and burglary. He is being held in the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

He is expected to be in court Monday.

Stuck said a 14-year-old boy faces the same charges but has been released to the custody of his parents.

Struck finding those suspects involved a lot of work and that two more people are being sought.

“There was an item left at the scene that we were able to get DNA from,” Struck said.

Initial reports showed that at least two of the people were armed with handguns.

He said the woman did not know the intruders, and that she has recovered fully from minor injuries she suffered during the incident.

Earlier, Chief Joseph Young, of the Winthrop police, said the home invasion occurred after someone knocked on the door of the woman’s residence and four people dressed in dark clothing barged in.

They began searching in drawers and cabinets for drugs, Young said.


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