Photo: Screen shot of the person Belmont Police believe is responsible for three housebreaks in town.
With the warmer weather has come what local law enforcement has described as an “uptick” in the number of incidences of home burglaries in town.
In a May 16 press release from Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac, Belmont has witnessed a rash of residential break-ins with three occurring near the Burbank Elementary School during the early morning hours of Monday, May 16. Homes on Adams and Madison streets and Watson Road, were entered by a suspect who appears to be traversing through backyards to move from house to house.
The suspect cuts window and door screens to gain access through open windows or an entrance way door that was unlocked. Once inside, the suspect appears to be targeting electronics – four laptops were stolen – and other valuable items. “If possible, place these items in a safe deposit box or a hidden area other than a dresser or closet,” said MacIsaac.
The Belmont Police have responded by increasing directed patrol activity in the areas where breaks have occurred while its detective division is working full time on these cases.
“We are urging residents to please call 9-1-1 immediately if they observe any activity which might be suspicious at your house or a neighbor’s house,” said MacIsaac.
What to look for:
- Someone parking in front of your house and then walking down the street or around the corner.
- A stranger walking around your or your neighbor’s house or in and through their back yard.
- For investigative information only, please contact the BPD Detectives at: 617-993- 2550
for all other concerns, please call 617-993-2501.