Arlington police searching for suspect in recent rash of house break-ins

ARLINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Arlington police are warning the public and looking to identify a male suspect after a string of recent house break-ins over the past several weeks.

Eleven homes in Arlington have been broken into since September — including seven this month, according to Arlington police. The break-ins, which have occurred across town, occur primarily between 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Homes that are being targeted have typically been located on corners of streets or in close proximity to a corner, and access has typically been gained through a window in the rear or side of the home that’s view is obstructed from the street, according to police.

Police say items that have been taken include jewelry, cash, handheld electronics, and camera equipment.

In a recent break-in on Moulton Road, a male suspect was caught on camera using a flashlight to search the living room.

The suspect in the video is described as being 6 feet, 1 inch tall, with a thin build and light skin complexion. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, long pants, sneakers, and gloves.

“We are actively investigating these break-ins, and we ask the members of our community to call 911 immediately if they witness any suspicious or unusual activity in their neighborhood,” Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said in a statement. “Our residents are our eyes and ears. If you see something, say something.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Arlington police at 781-316-3910.

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