ELLSWORTH — A string of daytime, residential burglaries over the summer is under investigation by city police.
Detective Dotty Small said the department has received reports of nine such burglaries in the past three or four months. Most have occurred on Bucksport Road or Happytown Road.
The most recent burglary took place on Nicolin Road, where sometime between Friday morning and early Saturday afternoon $6,500 worth of property was stolen from a home.
Small jewelry and handheld electronics were among the items stolen from the Nicolin Road residence. Police believe at least some of the burglaries are related.
“Most of them we feel are being done by the same people,” said Small. “We’re seeing the same type of things stolen — stuff that is easily disposed of.”
In the Nicolin Road case, for example, Small said some larger, high-end items were left untouched while smaller items were taken.
Small said police are asking residents to lock their doors and keep an eye on their home and their neighbors’ homes.
“Please call us if you see anything,” Small said.
Ellsworth police can be reached by calling 667-2168.