Crime

Police: Burglars robbed Wellesley homes while residents were inside

Unlocked houses in the Edgewater Drive and River Glen Road neighborhood were targeted, officials say.

Police say burglars stole from multiple unlocked but occupied homes in Wellesley over the weekend, according to a statement.

The thieves targeted homes in the Edgewater Drive and River Glen Road neighborhood between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to police.

Officials say the burglars entered most of the homes through unlocked doors, stealing items while the residents were present.

The residents weren’t aware that anyone was in the house until they discovered the missing items, according to police.

In one case, a vacant but locked house slated for demolition was also broken into, according to officials.

With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, police ask residents to take precautions to keep their homes, vehicles, and families safe.

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“Please lock all of the doors to your home, especially if you are traveling,” police said in the statement. “Setting your home alarms and calling the police department to report suspicious activity is also important.”

Police added that cars have been broken into, most recently on Carver Road, and stolen from surrounding towns.

“Many of these car burglaries and car thefts are a result of the car being unlocked with the keys left inside,” police said in the statement.

Wellesley Police Department officers and detectives are investigating the burglaries. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Mike Mankavech at 781-235-1212 or [email protected]

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