October 20, 2021

Bar Harbor police seek culprit in car burglaries

BAR HARBOR – Police are looking for a burglar who doesn’t like country and gospel music, but who took everything else of value from 11 cars over two nights last week.

“They just opened the doors,” Sgt. Allen Smith said of the person or people involved, noting that not one of the vehicles was locked.

Moreover, one woman whose car was vandalized the first night still didn’t lock her car and got hit a second time.

That same woman, who reported the thefts only after the second burglary, told police that the thief stole her CDs but left some country and gospel CDs in their place.

“They left behind the ones they didn’t want,” Smith said.

All told, about $1,600 in CDs, cell phones, portable CD players, speakers, clothes and cash were stolen from the 11 vehicles.

Last Wednesday night, four vehicles were burglarized while parked along Glen Mary and School streets. Seven cars were burglarized the next night on Federal Street and in the Backyard Parking Lot off West Street, Smith said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them, including anyone who knows someone who suddenly has a lot of new music and CD players. Police are checking pawnshops in Ellsworth and Bangor, Smith said.

“We have just guesses, but no suspects,” Smith said.

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