A map of residential break-ins reported to Arlington Police since Feb. 1. Map provided by Arlington Police.
Arlington Police are alerting residents about a growing number break-ins around town and are asking people to secure their property.
Thirteen residential break-ins have been reported in Arlington since Feb. 1, with more than half occurring in East Arlington, police said in a press release Tuesday.
The burglars are striking between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and police said they are working to stop the crime spree. Arlington Police Captain Richard Flynn said the burglars seem to have been focusing in East Arlington in the last several days. He said the burglars have broken into homes in a variety of different ways, from breaking basement windows and kicking in doors to removing window-mounted air conditioning units.
Anyone with information is being asked to call the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 781-316-3938. Police are also asking residents to report suspicious vehicle or people in their neighborhood by calling 911.Residents should also lock doors, secure sliding doors and windows, secure window-mounted air conditioning units, and refrain from leaving spare keys under flower pots or door mats.