Boston police probe string of break-ins in W. Roxbury, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain

Boston police are investigating a series of five similar break-ins over two days this week in the West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods.

The first burglary was reported around 12:47 p.m. Tuesday on Edgemere Road in West Roxbury; the second at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday on Sycamore Street; the third at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday on Margaretta Drive in West Roxbury; and the fourth at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday on Mozart Street in Jamaica Plain. The final break-in was at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday on Jamaica Street in Jamaica Plain.

Property was stolen in every case. In four of the five cases, the burglar gained entry through a window. In one case, investigators couldn’t determine how the burglar got in.

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Boston police reminded residents that to keep a home safe from break-ins they should invest in a strong door and safe locks. Windows should be kept locked and valuables should not be visible from outside the home. The police also suggest knowing neighbors and keeping an eye out for one another.

Detectives are looking closely into the similarities of these crimes and are increasing patrols in the area, said Boston police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca.

Police asked anyone with information on the crimes to contact West Roxbury detectives at 617-343-4566 or Jamaica Plain detectives at 617-343-5628.

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