BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor Public Library was a victim of two break-ins recently. The thieves got away with a jar of change the first time and a television monitor the second.
Library employees say that more than one thief broke into the library Saturday night taking a jar of change from the front desk. That jar was full of donations from the public to go toward the building's $9 million renovation project. It's suspected that the same thieves returned again Monday night, but this time made away with a television monitor at the front lobby. These are crimes at a building that offers its services free of charge.
"I never understand people stealing anything from the library. We're here, we're free to everyone. It just amazes me that somebody would want to do something like this," said director of the library, Barbara McDade.
McDade said they do have surveillance video of the thieves and have turned it over to the Bangor Police Department.