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Police seek suspect in vicious attack

FRYEBURG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police have released a sketch of a man they are looking for in connection with a brutal attack on a business owner.

Late Tuesday morning, the suspect brought a pregnant dog to Creature Comforts, a pet grooming business on Lovewell Pond Road, and asked the owner to help him help the dog.

When the business owner went to call a veterinarian for advice, the man became anxious and stated he was not going to go back to jail.  He then started beating the woman, first with a statue and then with cutting shears the woman tried to use to defend herself.

The woman told the man she had called the cops in an effort to protect herself, and her two year old child who was playing in a near-by room.  The man stole cash from her purse and a donation collection jar and fled.

"She is extremely fortunate in an unfortunate situation," stated Fryeburg Police Detective Sergeant Josh Potvin.  "She is a strong woman.  I have spoken a lot to her and she is very upbeat and positive and she will recover."

Police say the man who attacked the woman is about 5'8" tall, with a medium build and is in his late 20's to early 30's.  He was wearing a camouflage hat, green canvas barn coat and black winter gloves.  He is described as having rotten teeth and severe acne.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fryeburg Police Department at 207-935-3323 or to email poddy107@gmail.com with any information.


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