FARMINGTON – Business owners have pooled their money to offer a $1,000 reward in hopes of catching whoever is behind a series of burglaries at downtown businesses over the Christmas weekend, police said.

Employees returned to work after the holiday and discovered the break-ins at eight businesses, ranging from a coffee shop and pizza parlor to hair salons and a logging company’s office, Farmington police Officer Bridgette Gilbert said Tuesday.
 
Some businesses had cash stolen while others discovered vandalism and other damage from the break-ins, Gilbert said. She would not disclose the amount of money taken or other details of the burglaries, calling it a threat to the investigation.  
 
Police believe the burglaries are connected and have asked for the public’s help in catching whoever is responsible for the thefts, which happened within a few blocks of each other around Main and Front streets, she said.
 
Gilbert asked for people with information about the burglaries to call the police department at 778-6312. The cash reward is for any information that leads to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the burglaries, she said.

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