Police in 2 Mass. towns urge residents to be vigilant after string of breaking-and-entering cases

Police departments in at least two Massachusetts towns are warning to be vigilant of people breaking into homes.

That’s as residential breaking and entering incidents are being investigated by both Bellingham and Uxbridge Police.

Bellingham Police released surveillance video from inside a garage, showing a man walking in. In the video. the man appears to be in sweats and New Balance sneakers.

He walks into the open garage and starts looking around.

Bellingham Police said the suspect accessed one of the cars in the garage and stole money from it.

They believe this may have been a targeted situation as opposed to someone random, walking off the street in the middle of the night.

They’re hoping the public might recognize him.

Not too far away in Uxbridge, Police are investigating three breaking and entering incidents that happened in the last seven days.

Uxbridge Police said all three happened in the middle of the day in residential neighborhoods when people were not home.

In those three instances, they said a medium, tall man with a slim build, wearing dark athletic clothing was seen “exercising” in the area during the time of those break-ins.

That description would be similar to the appearance of the Bellingham suspect, however Bellingham Police do not believe those break-ins are connected.

They say while car break-ins are more common than home break-ins, people should always stay vigilant about their property.

“We want to remind everybody to keep their vehicles locked and keep your garages secured and usually that’s all they need to do to avoid the situation,” said Bellingham Detective Sergeant Stephen Daigle.

“People are out there and they’re looking to take advantage if they see an opportunity,” he continued to say.

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