Scarborough police are looking for a silver car that was seen in the area of Ash Swamp Road around the time a Scarborough man was shot in his sleep early Monday.

Police on Thursday described the car as similar to a Chrysler PT Cruiser or Chevrolet HHR crossover SUV. The car was in the area of Bruce Glidden’s house at 104 Ash Swamp Road about 1:30 a.m., the time he was shot, police said.

Glidden, 47, was sleeping on a couch in his family room when one or more intruders shot him twice, police said. Glidden’s wife and their two teenage children were asleep in other parts of the house and were not injured or threatened, police said.

A car owned by the Gliddens had its windows broken by an object at the time of the shooting, police said.

None of the family’s possessions appeared to have been taken from the home.

Glidden is an owner of Glidden Roofing Corp. in Scarborough. He has no criminal record, according to a Maine State Bureau of Identification database.


Police said it appears the attack was not random and that the family was targeted, but they offered no motive for the attack and said no suspects have been identified.

Glidden has since been released from Maine Medical Center in Portland after being treated for the gunshot wounds.

Police said they have no information indicating the vehicle was involved in the shooting but say the occupants may have seen something relevant to the investigation.

Police asked that anyone who saw the car or has any other information about the case to contact them at 730-4315 or the anonymous tip line at 730-4386.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

[email protected]

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