Skowhegan police investigating four downtown burglaries

Posted Dec. 10, 2013, at 2:58 p.m.
A window was destroyed at Kid Friendly on Water Street in Skowhegan. Police are looking for a suspect who broke into four downtown Skowhegan businesses late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Leah Donoghue
A window was destroyed at Kid Friendly on Water Street in Skowhegan. Police are looking for a suspect who broke into four downtown Skowhegan businesses late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Skowhegan police are investigating four burglaries to downtown businesses that occurred late Sunday into early Monday morning.

Kid Friendly, Trendsetters Hair Salon and LaCasse Shoe Repair on Water Street and the Morning Sentinel’s Skowhegan office on Madison Avenue were broken into before 7:30 a.m. Monday, Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said on Tuesday.

“Side windows were smashed and broken into. The only thing that appears the suspect was looking for was cash,” said Blais. “He got some money, but it wasn’t very much.”

One business sustained approximately $200 worth of damage, he said.

Leah Donoghue, owner of the kids clothing store Kid Friendly, said a window and a cash drawer were destroyed and between $75-80 was stolen. No other valuables were taken.

“They left a trail of coins when they went out the window,” said Donoghue.

Police have not made an arrest, but have a person of interest, said Blais. Surveillance cameras have been reviewed, but don’t show a crime taking place.

“We have cameras in the downtown area that have been very helpful,” he said.

Blais said it’s a “sad state of affairs” when there are break-ins, especially during the holiday season.

“It’s a bummer to walk into work and see that,” said Donoghue, adding that Kid Friendly was closed on Monday because of the damage.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries is asked to call the Skowhegan Police Department at 474-6908.

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