Arlington police are calling for the public’s help in finding answers and a suspect after nearly a dozen homes were broken into and robbed since September, including seven in this month alone.
Authorities say 11 burglaries have often played out during evening hours, between 4:30 and 8 p.m., in recent weeks. The targeted homes are on street corners or are located near one, police said in a statement.
“Access has typically been gained through a window in the rear or side of (the) home that’s view is obstructed from the street,” officials said. “Items that have been taken include jewelry, cash, handheld electronics, and camera equipment.”
Police have one suspect in one incident though, thanks to video that captured a recent break-in at a Moulton Road home where a man can be seen in a living room using a flashlight to search around the house.
Officials described the man as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, “with a thin build, and light skin complexion.” In the video, the man is wearing a hooded sweatshirt, pants, sneakers, and gloves.
“We are actively investigating these break-ins, and we ask the members of our community to call 911 immediately if they witness any suspicious or unusual activity in their neighborhood,” Police Chief Frederick Ryan said in the statement. “Our residents are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”
Anyone who has information about the incidents or who has video footage of one of the break-ins is asked to call police at 781 316-3910.