WATERVILLE, Maine — Police in the Elm City have been dealing with a rash of burglaries over the last month, and another one was added to the list early Tuesday morning.
Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said Wednesday afternoon police received a call from a passer-by at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday who observed a broken front door at Bolley’s Famous Franks on College Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found a cash register that had been on top of the counter pulled onto the floor behind the counter and forced open, Rumsey said. Less than a dollar was missing from the register.
“The damage done to the door and the cash register far exceed the money that was stolen,” Rumsey said.
This incident is among multiple burglaries that have taken place in the Waterville-Winslow area over the last month.
Police are investigating burglaries at College Quik Stop, Dunkin’ Donuts and T and B Celebration Center in Waterville, while Winslow police continue to investigate a Rite Aid pharmacy burglary in that town.
“It’s been really frustrating,” Rumsey said. “Our detective division has been following up on a number of leads.”
Rumsey wouldn’t rule out the Bolley’s burglary being connected to the other four incidents.
“It’s very possible,” he said. “The burglaries are all similar, broken window, [suspects] targeting the cash register. We believe the person or people involved are not spending a great amount of time inside the business.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the other Waterville burglaries should contact police at 680-4700.