Southborough Police said a man suspected of breaking into a Middle Road home back in September was recently arrested, but they warn it’s not the same person they believe is behind the more recent rash of home break-ins in town.
The suspect, who has residences in both Framingham and Marlborough, was arrested by Marlborough police after a break-in in Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury resident returned home during the incident and was able to get the suspect’s license plate. That’s what led police to the arrest.
Southborough resident Francis Bousquet was able to identify the suspect as the same person he came home to find burglarizing his Middle Road home in September.
In addition to the crimes in Southborough and Shrewsbury, the suspect is also believed to have broken into homes in Northborough and Hopkinton.
But Southborough Police Sergeant Sean James said they don’t believe it’s the same person who has broken into at least five other homes in Southborough this fall. He advised residents to remain vigilant and call police if they see anything suspicious.
James also said that the break-in on Southville Road this week is not related to the other break-ins in town. “It’s a different sort of person,” he said of the suspect in that case.
If you notice anything suspicious, you’re asked to immediately contact the Southborough Police Department at 508-485-2121, or call 9-1-1.