A Searsport resident reported their credit card was stolen sometime Monday, Jan. 27, and nearly a week into the investigation, Searsport police estimated that there had been more than $700 worth of unauthorized transactions charged to the account.

Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the complainant reported the theft to police during the early hours of Tuesday, Jan. 28 after discovering the card was missing.

"There were multiple [charges] totaling $760," said LaHaye Monday, Feb. 3.

The case remains under investigation this week, LaHaye said.

LaHaye advised anyone who finds themselves in this situation to call police and report the theft immediately. The next call, he said, should be to your financial institution or credit card company to notify them of the problem.