Thousands of dollars in cash was stolen during a burglary of The Maine State Prison Showroom at 358 Main St., according to Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj.

Haj said there are no suspects at this time, and added that the Maine State Police evidence collection team has assisted in the investigation.  Police were notified of the burglary the morning of Nov. 30.

Thomaston Police Sgt. Timothy Hoppe said Dec. 1 the department is following up on leads and that the amount of cash stolen from the business exceeds $10,000. Hoppe said the burglar broke into the showroom through a window.

According to the Department of Corrections website, all wood products displayed in the showroom are handcrafted by the inmates. The industries program provides inmates with a means of learning valuable, marketable job skills, developing a work ethic and responsibility — all necessary tools for the transition into the workforce upon release, the website notes.