Police Investigating Series Of Break-Ins In Wellesley


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WELLESLEY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Wellesley are urging residents to take extra precautions after a series of break-ins this past weekend.

The break-ins took place in the area near Edgewater Drive and River Glen Road in Wellesley. The first robbery took place Saturday night and the second happened the next day during the evening as well, according to Wellesley Police. In addition, a vacant house scheduled for demolition was also broken into.

Both houses were broken into using unlocked doors, according to Wellesley Police. Residents were home at the time of the robberies but did not know their homes were broken into until the following morning when they noticed certain items were missing.

Wellesley Police Officer Mike Mankavech told WBZ's Chris Fama they discovered this was a recurring issue after responding to a call in the neighborhood.

"As we canvassed the neighborhood going from house to house we discovered that more houses had been gone into," Mankavech said. "Families were inside at the time along with their pets and their kids."

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No injuries were reported during the break-ins. In a statement posted to Facebook, Wellesley Police urged residents to be cautious and lock their homes and cars ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in response to these break-ins.

"Please lock your doors to your home, especially if you are traveling," Wellesley Police said in the statement. "Setting your home alarms and calling the police department to report suspicious activity is also imperative. Locking car doors, both your own and your visiting guests, will prevent most theft."

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Mankavech at 781-235-1212 or via email at mmankavech@wellesleyma.gov.

WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.

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