Police Warning: 4 Break-ins in past 10 days; burglary prevention tips

Above: If leaving your home empty for a prolonged time, consider asking the police department to have a patrol car swing by periodically. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

The Southborough Police Department has issued a warning for residents to be on alert after four reported break-ins. They are also encouraging vacationers/travelers to ask police for a periodic check of their home.

Yesterday afternoon, they issued the following statement:

20140715_police_preventing_burglary_guideThe Southborough Police Department is investigating four Breaking and Entering complaints that have been reported over the last ten days.

Residents in the northwest section of Town along the Main Street and Jericho Hill area are asked to be especially vigilant. Please report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity to the Police Department at (508) 485-2121.

Anyone leaving their residence unoccupied for a period of time should have a neighbor alert for activity on the property, and submit a request for periodic checks by the Police. Make sure all points of entry are securely locked.

Further information can be obtained in the Burglary Prevention Guide posted on the Department website.

All incidents remain under active investigation. Please contact Detective Sean McCarthy at (508) 485-2121 with any information.

Chief Kenneth M. Paulhus

Click here for the Burglary Prevention Guide from the SPD website

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