Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Residential Burglaries in the area of West Roxbury/Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.

The Boston Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of Residential Burglaries in West Roxbury/Roslindale and Jamaica Plain. The incident descriptions are as follows:

#1. At about 12:47PM, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for Breaking and Entering in the area of 70 Edgemere Rd. in West Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated his residence had been broken into and his property stolen. The suspect(s) entered the residence by way of a window.

#2. At about 9:20PM, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for Breaking and Entering in the area of 121 Sycamore St. in Roslindale. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated his residence had been broken into and his property stolen. The suspect(s) entered the residence by way of a window.

#3. At about 12:05AM, Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for Breaking and Entering in the area of 106 Margaretta Dr. in West Roxbury. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated his residence was broken into and his property  stolen. The suspect(s) method of entry was not found.

#4. At about 5:50PM, Wednesday September 4th, 2013 officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for Breaking and Entering in the area of 82 Jamaica St. in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated his residence was broken into and his property stolen. The suspect(s) had entered the residence by way of a window.

#5. At about 12:07AM, Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for Breaking and Entering in the area of 32 Mozart St. in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated her residence had been broken into and her property stolen. The suspect(s) entered the residence by way of a window.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Detectives at District E-5 (West Roxbury) at 617-343-4566 and Detectives at District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) at 617-343-5628.

Community members who wish to remain anonymous should either call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe:

  • A strong door is a good door. Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer greater protection than hollow core wooden doors.
  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks to your exterior doors adds and provides greater security to your residence.
  • Lock your windows especially those that are easily accessible to unwanted intruders. Windows on the first floor or basement levels should always be locked.
  • In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should always be locked.
  • Access to the inner hallway, provides access to anyone who seeks to break into your residence.
  • Know your neighbors and keep an eye out for them and their property. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.
  • Consider joining or organizing a Neighborhood Crime Watch group. For more info on how to join, call (617) 343.4345.
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
  • Call your local district station and request a home security analysis.
  • Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from outside the home.
  • Make sure Roommates and other tenants know to keep their doors and windows locked