SKOWHEGAN — A local man is free this week on a pre-trial community corrections program after his arrest Friday night on charges of robbery, burglary of a motor vehicle and theft.

Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam said an employee of Al’s Pizza on Waterville Road near downtown walked out the back door of the business at about 9:15 p.m. Friday to dump some trash out and reported seeing a man rifling through his car. The man, who turned out to be Jeremy Wayne Weymouth, 27, of Skowhegan, appeared to have been brandishing a silver handgun.

The employee approached the man and told him to get out of his car, Bucknam said.

“That’s when Mr. Weymouth walked up to him with what the victim believed was a silver handgun and he said not to (expletive) worry about it,” Bucknam said Monday. “The male left and the victim went to check his car and found that $60 in cash was missing from his wallet.”

Police were given a description of the man over the radio. Sgt. Herb Oliver saw a man walking on the road and stopped him, but the clothing he was wearing didn’t fit the description of what the alleged victim reported, so he was let go, Bucknam said. The man was carrying a silver aluminum baseball bat, which police surmise was what the store employee saw.

Police did not find a handgun, Bucknam said.

Officer Tim Williams later viewed the pizza shop’s video surveillance footage and realized the man they had stopped was their suspect. Police went to Weymouth’s apartment on Walnut Street and arrested him.

Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said Weymouth was released from the county jail on the Somerset County Community Corrections program and has not yet been to court.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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