WILTON — A New Sharon teen is accused of going into a High Street home and stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said Wednesday.

Police arrested Brian J. Durrell, 18, on felony charges of burglary and theft on Wednesday morning, she said. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Charges are pending against a juvenile believed to be involved, Wilcox said.

Both suspects are students at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington.

Owners of the Wilton home reported the loss April 30 after returning from a vacation, Wilcox said.

Police checked a local jewelry store and discovered some of the items were brought there and sold by the teens. Durrell told the jewelry store owner that his grandmother died and left him the jewelry and he wanted money to go to college, Wilcox said.

“The store owner said he looked him in the eye while saying it and didn’t bat an eye,” the chief said.

The rest of the jewelry was pawned and sold in Bangor. The teens received about $1,000 for what they sold, she said.

Police have recovered about $10,000 worth of jewelry, Wilcox said.

The cash was spent, but Durrell could not account for where that happened, she said.

Police believe Durrell may have taken some items from the home previously and the bulk of them while the family was away, she said.

Durrell does not have a criminal history, she said.

According to an arrest log from Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington, bail is set at $10,000 cash. Durrell remained t the jail Wednesday night, a corrections officer said.

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