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Woman charged with robbing 5 Braintree homes

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 5, 2012 04:33 PM

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A 33-year-old Plymouth woman was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly robbing several Braintree homes.

According to police, detectives received information from neighbors of some of the victims, and received help from Peabody and Plymouth police detectives in identifying the suspect.

The suspect allegedly broke into a Birch Street house on Oct. 1 by pushing in the air conditioner. Police also allege that the suspect broke into two houses on South Street on Sept. 24 by pushing in the ACs as well.

Additionally, the suspect allegedly broke into houses on Cherry Street and Hoover Avenue on Sept. 19. On Hoover Avenue, the front door was unlocked, and on Cherry Street, the AC had been pushed in.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Teressa L. Viola, 33, of Plymouth at her home on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the suspect pawned a significant amount of jewelry taken from the Braintree homes at a North Shore pawn shop. A search of her Plymouth home uncovered two iPads taken from the South Street breaks, and a pocketbook taken from the Hoover Avenue break, police said.

Police are working to see if the suspect burglarized any other homes.

Viola is charged with five counts of breaking and entering, and five counts of larceny over $250.

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