BANGOR – A Bangor State Representative’s convenience store, Joe’s Market was burglarized Tuesday morning.
The owner of Joe’s Market said two men busted their way into the store at 3 O’clock Tuesday morning.
“Why would anyone do this, he’s such a nice person. Joe would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it,” said Jeffery Roberts, owner of Maine Custom Builders.
Roberts, owns Maine Custom Builders offered to repair the front door of the store.
Surveillance video showed two men dressed in black, who used a large rock to break the front door, then took tobacco products and money from the register.
“After all these years, I get the call in the middle of the night from the Bangor Police Department that someone has broken into the store. This time was different. In the past, no one has ever gotten in through the glass, but this time around they robbed us,” said Joseph Perry, owner of Joe’s Market.
Perry said they stole nearly $2,000 worth of tobacco products and cash.
“I heard a lot of noise downstairs, but then it stopped. It was quiet for 10 to 15 minutes, and then there was more noise,” said Allan Church, lives above Joe’s Market.
Sergeant Wade Betters of the Bangor Police said the number of burglaries in Bangor remain about the same.
As of now, customers will have to order their products from the take-out window until the window and door are replaced.
“This store is so important to the neighborhood. All of our customers are so awesome. It is really a shame that these things happen. It’s not only not good for us, but not so good for them either,” said Perry.
Perry said police told him the burglary remains under investigation.