CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Cambridge residents are being advised to secure all window air conditioner units to deter any possible home break-ins.
On Saturday morning, Cambridge Police said officers recently responded to a house break, in which a suspect removed a window AC unit to gain entry.
"If you have a window air conditioner that is accessible outside, please firmly secure it," said police.
In addition to window locks, CPD said residents could also "consider installing a small window sensor alarm. Magnetic controls set above the air conditioner will go off if the unit is moved or the window is opened."
Cambridge Fire Department added that "most units have a series of screws that can help secure them," which is "an initial preventive measure."