A Portland man was charged with burglary and theft after he allegedly smashed a jewelry store window at 10 Exchange St. and grabbed $2,500 in merchandise.

Police said a passerby saw Todd Lay, 52, smash the front window of Namaste Alternative Lifestyles Emporium at 3:24 a.m. and called police.

An officer spotted Lay nearby and he had with him a box containing jewelry that still had the price tags on it, police said.