Crime

Newton police release surveillance video after 5 home break-ins on Friday

The police department shared video of a vehicle spotted near one of the break-ins.

Two people were spotted leaving this car Friday, police say. Newton Police Department

The Newton Police Department is advising residents to stay on alert after a string of break-ins Friday night.

Five homes were broken into between 7:45 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., police said.

The department released surveillance video Sunday showing a car that was seen near the home of the Highland Avenue break-in. Two people are seen exiting the vehicle. Police say the vehicle appears to be a silver/grey Infiniti SUV.

Request for information!

On Friday April 9, 2021 between 7-8 pm the people and vehicle in this video are seen in close proximity to the break-in, which occurred on Highland Avenue in Newton. Vehicle appears to be a silver/grey Infiniti SUV (possibly FX35) with tint on front windows. Anyone having any information is urged to contact our detective bureau at 617 796-2104 or use our Tip-Line at 617 796-2121

Posted by Newton MA Police Department on Sunday, April 11, 2021

The break-ins were across the northern part of the city west of Brighton, with homes targeted on Highland Avenue, Warwick Road and Kensington Street in West Newton, Clarendon Street in Newtonville, and Chapel Street in Nonantum. Police said four of the homes were unoccupied at the time.

The break-ins follow a string of burglaries in Newton last month around Newton Highlands and Waban. Police did not say if Friday’s break-ins were related.

Police advised residents to lock doors, windows, and cars, and ensure that outdoor lights, motion detectors, and outdoor cameras are on and working. They ask anyone with information to call the department at 617-796-2104 or the tips line at 617-796-2121.

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