Northboro homes ransacked in string of break-ins
NORTHBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Northboro family came home from vacation to find a back window busted and the front door broken.
“They started in the back and made their way to the front. Damage to the door is pretty significant,” said one victim who did not want to be identified.
Across the street, a neighbor found the same handiwork on his front door when he got home from work.
“They cracked this probably with their shoulder. This is where they pried and here they ripped,” said Jim Mann.
Between noon and four o'clock Thursday afternoon Northboro Police said someone pried their way into six houses in the northern part of town. At the time, no one was home in any of them at the time.
“We have a strong sense the crimes are connected and they're connected with breaks reported in three area towns around the same time,” said Sgt. James Scesny of the Northboro Police Department.
Northboro Police said they're working with a few witnesses and neighboring police departments to track down the suspects who ransacked houses on six different streets in town.
“All the drawers in all the bedrooms including the kids’ bedroom were all flipped inside out,” said a victim.
“The drawers were pulled off stuff all over the floor. The bureau was ransacked. There was stuff all over the bed,” said Mann.
The homeowners said they're missing mostly small things like, prescription medicines, money and jewelery. For Mann - that includes his wedding band.
“I should have worn it that day,” said Mann.
Northboro Police said this is the second string of break-ins in the last couple of weeks. The last time around they said the thieves went after copper pipes.