Kim Deans has lived in Southborough for 15 years, and said she always felt safe. She might feel less so now. On Monday, Deans’ home on the south side of Middle Road was burglarized.
“They popped out a screen in the garage and then took a crowbar to the basement door,” Deans wrote in an email. She said the thief or thieves took cash, all their jewelry, a DVD player, and a Bose sound system. Deans called the loss “substantial.”
Deans said a week before the break-in, her son spotted a white van combing the neighborhood, and she suspects it’s related. “Everyone needs to watch and to report any suspicious strangers to the Southborough Police,” she said.
Last year around this time, Southborough Police warned residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles in their neighborhoods thanks to a rash of burglaries in which thieves were getting into homes by slashing screens on open windows and doors.