NEWS RELEASE Breaking & Entering Advisory Bulletin from the Belmont Police
Contact Assistant Chief James MacIsaac 617-993-2574
Date: 2/5/14 For Publication and Immediate Release:
(Belmont, MA) There has been an uptick in residential break-ins in the town of Belmont. The Belmont Police are distributing the following advisory bulletin to assist in avoiding break-ins.
The general break-in reports are similar to those in the past where the entrance door/lock is forced opened or simply unlocked. The majority of breaks are occurring in the late afternoon or early evening. In recent breaks, entry is being gained through the back of the house. The suspect is targeting expensive jewelry and electronics. If possible please place these items in a safe deposit box or a hidden area other than a dresser or closet.
Most of these breaks are occurring in the area of town east of Common Street and south of Concord Ave. The Belmont Police have responded by increasing directed patrol activity in that area and our detective division is working full time on these cases. We are urging residents to please call 9-1-1 if they observe any activity which might be suspicious at your house or a neighbor's house.
What to look for: 1. Someone parking in front of your house and then walking down the street or around the corner. 2. A stranger walking around yours or your neighbor’s house or in their yard 3. Persons claiming to be collecting scrap metal
For investigative information only, please contact the BPD Detectives at: 617-993- 2550 for all other concerns, please call 617-993-2501