At about 10:53pm, on Monday, November 25, 2013, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at 75 Burbank Street.
On arrival, officers spoke with the victims who stated their apartment had been broken into between 6:45pm and 10:15pm. The victims told officers the suspect entered through an open window off of the fire escape. The victims reported to officers a watch, camera, personal papers and gift card were stolen from the apartment.
The Boston Police Department encourages individuals who have further information regarding this incident to contact the District D-4 detectives at 617-343-5619.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
Important Safety Tips:
Keep your doors locked at all times, especially when you are alone, sleeping, or the residence is unoccupied (even if only for a few moments).
If you return home and something looks questionable (e.g. a slit screen, broken window, or open door) do not go inside. Call 911 from a safe location.
Be sure you have blinds or curtains on your windows to discourage people from looking into your home. Always keep your windows covered at night and leave lights on in a few rooms.
Keep an updated inventory of your valuables by writing down serial numbers and a description of each item. If possible, photographs or video should be taken of all valuables. Keep this information in a safe place.
Place items of value out of sight and in locked areas. Do not leave valuables unattended in such common areas as living rooms and lounges.
Be sure all outdoor lighting fixtures are in working condition. If they are not, ask your landlord to make immediate repairs.
Turn outdoor lights on from dusk to dawn to make your property more visible. All entrances should be well lit.
Trim and maintain shrubbery on your property.
Collect your mail daily. Remove newspapers, advertisements, and trash promptly. Litter implies that the occupant is out of town.
Don’t display packaging of expensive new items in your trash.
Never hide spare house keys outside of your home or loan them to maintenance workers.
Know your neighbors. Start a crime watch and make sure you can easily contact neighbors when you need to. While away, arrange for mail/newspaper pickup, snow removal, or grass mowing.