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Police Investigate String of Arlington Break-Ins



    Police Seek Suspect in Arlington Break-Ins

    Police in Arlington, Massachusetts, released disturbing security video of a home break-in, one of 11 in the last two months.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018)

    Police in Arlington, Massachusetts, are looking for tips after a string of break-ins around town.

    In one of the break-ins, a prowler can be seen on surveillance video using a flashlight and snooping around someone's house on Moulton Road.

    "It's definitely really scary," said Moulton Road resident Jasmine Yang. "I don't like that at all."

    There have been 11 break-ins in town since September.

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    Some of the most recent have been clustered around Arlington Heights.

    The crimes are typically taking place in the late afternoon and early evening, between 4:30 and 8 p.m., with a suspect prying through a window or side door, hidden away from the street.

    Houses on corners are often targeted.

    Police are hoping someone may recognize the suspect in the video, and that could help lead them to whoever is responsible.

    "Once inside, the perpetrators are focusing on cash, jewelry, hand-held electronics," said Arlington Police Captain Rich Flynn.

    In the Moulton Road incident, the suspect destroyed the camera once he realized it was there.

    "Concerning and very scary," said Deborah Murray, who also lives on Moulton Road. "I think this is a great, quiet neighborhood ... I wouldn't think anything like that would be happening."

    It's unknown if the same person or same group of people may be responsible for all of the crimes.

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