Jewels stolen from gem shop in Bar Harbor

Posted Jan. 12, 2012, at 12:56 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 12, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry was stolen from a local gem shop when someone entered the business sometime last weekend, according to police.

The burglary occurred at Willis Rock Shop sometime between the evening of Friday, Jan. 6, and the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, police Sgt. David Kerns said Thursday. He declined to say how entry was made into the Main Street business, saying that the burglary remains under investigation.

Kerns did not say how many pieces were stolen or what their estimated worth is, but did say that the total value of the missing items is more than $1,000. The jewelry that was taken was custom-made at the shop, he said.

Police are conducting interviews and are pursuing leads, but Kerns declined to go into detail. Anyone with information that may be useful to the investigation is asked to call the Bar Harbor Police Department at 288-3391.

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