AUGUSTA — Police didn’t have far to go to locate a suspect in a burglary reported Monday at a hair salon in Augusta.

Surveillance video captured the image of a man who looked very much like the upstairs tenant, Mickey Leigh Labreck, 47, according to an affidavit filed by Augusta Police Officer Matthew Sterling.

The report of a burglary in progress came in about 2:12 p.m. at Margo & Co. Hair Salon & Day Spa on Western Avenue.

Sterling’s affidavit said the footage “showed a Caucasian male with a bald head and goatee walk into the building. The surveillance footage showed the man stealing from the cash register.”

The salon owner identified the man as Labreck, the upstairs tenant.

Sterling said Labreck denied being the burglar after seeing the footage — even though Sterling noted that Labreck was wearing the same shoes as the person on the video — and said he did not know the building had video surveillance.

“Mickey also told me that the salon is ‘usually locked up like Fort Knox,'” Sterling wrote.

Sterling wrote that $200 was stolen.

Labreck was arrested and taken to the Kennebec County jail where a judge on Tuesday set bail at $1,500.

Labreck remained behind bars on Wednesday afternoon.

The affidavit also says Labreck has previous theft convictions.

He remains on probation for a conviction for theft by unauthorized taking from October 2016 in Kennebec County when he was sentenced to a three-year all-suspended jail term and placed on two years’ probation.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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