FARMINGDALE — Police are seeking the burglar who broke into a Maine Avenue salon Wednesday night or Thursday morning and made off with the salon’s cash register.

Someone got into The Jungle hair salon, at 357 Maine Ave., through a small open window in the back of the building after the salon closed Wednesday night, according to Maine State Police trooper Christopher Rogers.

The burglar stole the business’s cash register, which Rogers said held a small amount of cash.

Rogers said the culprit may have been riding a bike prior to the theft, because there were bicycle tire tracks in the grass. The burglar may have left using the Kennebec River Rail Trail, he said.

Julian Harwood, who owns the salon, said the break-in was discovered around 8 a.m. Thursday when his daughter went to open the shop.

Her first call was to Harwood, a former police officer with the Gardiner and Hallowell police departments who is now a professional real estate licensee investigator for the state.

“She asked me “What’d you do with the cash register?'” Harwood said, chuckling.

Harwood said it is the first time the business has been burglarized.

“A lot of people in the area know I was in law enforcement, so I usually don’t have my stuff messed with too much,” he said.

Harwood said the burglar caused no damage to the shop and the small amount money taken will not adversely affect the business.

“They’ll catch them,” Harwood. “He’s probably done this a hundred times before.”

Rogers asked that anyone who may have seen anything suspicious Wednesday night or Thursday morning, or have information on the itheft, to call state police at 624-7076.


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