BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Since Thanksgiving, police in Biddeford have been busy, investigating five burglaries in their city.
"To have 5 robberies within a week's time is, you know, we almost have that many in a year," stated Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre.
But Biddeford is not the only community that has been hit, Saco has had two robberies and an attempted robbery while Arundel has had one.
Investigators believe many, if not all of the robberies have been committed by the same person.
"The physical descriptors and the type of weapon that was used, as described by the victim, all matched," explained Beaupre.
He says many of the businesses share similar characteristics and were all robbed at a time when there were few customers around.