ELLSWORTH – Police are investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from an Ellsworth business.
Authorities said it happened Friday when a man entered Striking Gold Jewelers on High Street and took a number of items. Police said he grabbed more than $5,000 worth of merchandise.
Ellsworth Police Lt. Harold Page said “He had brought some pieces in that he said he wanted them to work on and so when they got distracted with that he went around the shop and removed some pieces from the display cases.”
Police are looking for the man who took the jewelry. Authorities said the value of the stolen items makes the crime a felony.