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Subject charged with Breaking and Entering of two Tyngsborough businesses

On July 14, 2018 at approximately 11:30 pm, Ampet Gas station on Middlesex Road was broken into.  The suspect used a tire iron to gain entry by smashing the front door glass.  A box containing cash and other property was taken.  The following morning at 2:45 am the American Legion on Pawtucket Boulevard was broken into and a cash register was taken, along with a children’s charity jar containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

Surveillance video was obtained and reviewed by Detectives.  Tyngsborough Police Detective Sergeant Shay, with the assistance of Lowell Police Detectives and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department,  identified the suspect as Robert Dempsey, a warrant has been requested for his arrest.

Robert A. Dempsey, 49 yrs. old who is reported to be homeless, is being charged with the following;

  • Breaking and Entering into a building in the nighttime for a felony (3 counts)
  • Larceny from a Building (3 Counts)
  • Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,200