Wellesley Police investigating burglaries that took place when residents were home

From the Wellesley Police Department:

The Wellesley Police Department is investigating multiple home burglaries in the Edgewater Drive and River Glen Road neighborhood over the past weekend.

These burglary incidents appear to have occurred during the night from Saturday, November 20, to Sunday, November 21, 2021.  Homes were entered via unlocked doors.  Items were removed and stolen from the homes while the residents were present.  The residents were unaware that anyone was in the house until they discovered the missing items the following morning.

In one case, a vacant house slated for demolition was also broken into.  Forced entry was made into that dwelling. 

Wellesley Police Department Officers and Detectives are actively investigating the case.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Mike Mankavech at 781-235-1212 or via email at mmankavech@wellesleyma.gov

With the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we ask all residents to take common sense precautions to keep your home and vehicle safe.  Please lock your doors to your home, especially if you are travelling.  Setting your home alarms and calling the police department to report suspicious activity is also imperative.   

Locking car doors, both your own and your visiting guests, will prevent most theft.   The department continues to see cars being broken into and stolen from surrounding towns.   Many of these car burglaries and car thefts are as a result of the car being unlocked with the keys left inside.

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