Southborough Police are asking residents to secure their homes and vehicles, and to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in the wake of several home break-ins.
Sergeant Sean James said five homes have been broken into in the past couple of months. James wouldn’t say where the homes were located, but did say they were on both the north and south sides of town. The crimes appear to be related.
James said the perpetrator or perpetrators forced their way into the homes in the evening hours. In each case the residents were not at home when the break-in occurred.
James said the criminals may be casing their targets during daylight hours, so he asked residents to be on the lookout and to call the police department right away if they observe suspicious activity.
“We want people to be vigilant in reporting things that are out of the ordinary,” James said. “Don’t wait until the next day to call. We’re here 24 x 7, you’re not bothering us.”
Surrounding towns have also reported home break-ins that appear to be related to the ones in Southborough, James said.
Southborough has suffered a relative rash of home and vehicle break-ins this year. In September a Middle Road resident came home to find an intruder in his home. In August, the Parmenter and Pine Hill Road area saw a spate of car break-ins. Earlier that same month, the police issued a warning for residents to be on the lookout for burglars after a home on Middle Road was broken into. A different Middle Road home was broken into in May.
Please heed the advice from the police and lock your cars and homes. If you notice anything suspicious, contact the Southborough Police Department at 508-485-2147, or call 9-1-1.