Jewelry thief hits Orrington, Holden

Posted Aug. 13, 2012, at 10:11 p.m.

ORRINGTON, Maine — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent string of burglaries in which jewelry boxes were stolen.

The burglaries occurred over the past week and appear to be connected, Deputy James Kennedy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Monday night.

Kennedy said that three of the break-ins happened in Orrington, another one was reported in Holden and all of them occurred during the daytime. He also said that the thief or thieves made off with entire jewelry boxes.

The deputy reminded homeowners to make sure their windows and doors are locked before they leave. He asked that anyone with information about the break-ins call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department at 945-4636.