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Woman comes face to face with alleged suspect during latest break-in in Newton

Sunday's break-in follows six incidents last week.

Charles River Country Club, Newton

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Newton police are reporting yet another house break-in, and this time one of the victims came face to face with the alleged burglar.

It’s  the latest in a string of break-ins that began last Monday, most of them reported that night with some called in on Tuesday.

During the latest incident, police were called to a home around 3 a.m. Sunday. The resident told authorities she woke up to “faint tapping” and noise outside of her bedroom, police said in a press release.

“When she [went] out to investigate the sounds she noticed a man standing in the bedroom,” the release said. Unmasked initially, he then allegedly pulled on a black ski mask when he saw her. “She and the man stared at each other for a brief moment before the male said something, which she could not understand.”

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The man then fled down the stairs and out the back of the house toward the Charles River Country Club, police said.

The victim said the suspect appeared to be a “large” white man around 40 years old, standing about 6 feet tall and roughly 200 pounds. He had “grayish red eyebrows.” Along with the ski mask, he was wearing a dark-colored jacket with orange on the shoulders and back, tan pants, gray boots, and black leather gloves with a wool/cotton fabric on the cuffs. The clothes looked new, she said.

Newton police asked anyone with information regarding any of the break-ins to contact the department at 617-796-2100 or the Tips Line at 617-796-2121.

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