Cambridgeport Seeing Increase in Housebreaks


10/31/2014

Housebreak Suspect

The Cambridge Police Department is warning residents of an increase in housebreaks in the Cambridgeport neighborhood.

In the past three weeks, six housebreaks have been reported in Cambridgeport on the following streets:

  • Sidney Street
  • Brookline Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Kelly Road
  • Magazine Street
  • Williams Street

All of the breaks occurred on either a Tuesday or a Wednesday and the typical timeframe was between 1-6 p.m. Entry into the homes occurred via an unlocked window, cut window screen and unlocked basement door in three of the housebreaks.

Officers are looking for any information related to the pictured individual, as they may be a possible suspect in the Chestnut Street housebreak.

The Cambridge Police Department urges residents to “see something, say something” and immediately report ANY crime, attempted crime or suspicious activity. Everyone in the neighborhood can make their area safer by being more vigilant. If you suspect suspicious activity around your home or in your neighborhood, please report it to the police immediately by calling 617-349-3300 or 9-1-1, if it’s an emergency. 

Cambridge Police have directed extra attention to this area, but are encouraging motorists and homeowners to take the following precautions to protect themselves and their belongings from theft:

  • ALWAYS lock your doors and windows at your home, particularly your basement door(s) and if they can be accessed by a fire escape. Install guards on windows that prevent them from being raised more than a few inches.
  • NEVER prop open a door or let someone in behind you if you live in an apartment building and don’t know them.
  • Install motion sensor lights around your home and out of reach.

Additional tips to help you protect your vehicles and belongings from theft can be found at www.CambridgePolice.org/SafetyTips. For more information about crime in Cambridge, please reference the latest edition of BridgeStat located at www.CambridgePolice.org/BridgeStat.

To discuss this topic in greater detail and address any questions or concerns the community may have, the Cambridge Police Department will be hosting a community meeting later this month. Once details are finalized, a notice will be shared.   

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