Community Alert: Multiple Early-Morning Motor Vehicle Breaks on Roxbury-Dorchester Line

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating several incidents of motor vehicle break-ins that occurred in District B-2 (Roxbury) in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 7, 2016. Officers took reports from at least ten victims who stated the windows of their vehicles had been smashed while parked in the areas of Magnolia, Greenheys, East Cottage, Clifton, and Holden Streets in Roxbury and Dorchester. All victims reported that the property inside their cars had been rummaged through and scattered about the interior.

Anyone with information regarding the circumstances surrounding these incidents is strongly urged to contact Boston Police B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

The BPD reminds motorists that, although officers actively and stringently patrol these areas, the police need the community’s assistance in raising awareness and safe-guarding against victimization. Officers advise motorists to lock their cars and not to leave their keys in the ignition and car idling. They also advise those parking their vehicles to remove ANY personal property in plain view, including cell phones, GPS devices, and loose change. Remember, these are crimes of OPPORTUNITY—if you leave it, you may lose it!