With two more residential housebreaks being reported in Foxborough Monday, Police Chief Edward O’Leary is asking the community to be vigilant during the daytime, especially in the afternoon.
O’Leary said the first of two housebreaks Monday occurred on Alger Road just before 2 p.m.
“They set off the alarm when they went but still managed to get to the master bedroom and scoop a jewelry box with a substantial amount of personal jewelry,” O’Leary said.
The second housebreak occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Prospect Street.
“A resident of Prospect Street called the police because he found his house had been entered,” O’Leary said.
Police are investigating both housebreaks and are working on a lead from a witness statement on Prospect Street. Police believe to have a description of a female suspect allegedly involved in the housebreaks as well as the motor vehicle reportedly used.
“In both incidents a four-door, gray colored vehicle, believed to be an older model Toyota Corolla – approximately 10-15 years old – was seen in the area,” O’Leary said. “A white female was seen with the vehicle by a neighbor on Prospect Street before the second break was discovered. She appeared to be in her mid 20s, long black hair, weighing 110-115 pounds. The neighbor stated she told him she was looking for her lost bulldog, “Daisy,” and that her father was currently sick.”
O’Leary said the entire community needs to be vigilant during the daytime, especially in the afternoon, when these housebreaks are occurring.
“It’s critical neighbors in those areas call police right away if they see something out of place,” O’Leary said. “Vigilance by all of us provides community protection.”
O’Leary said Foxborough is not the only town dealing with daytime housebreaks.
“Both Sharon and Norwood are having similar issues,” O’Leary said.
O’Leary said the recent string of housebreaks may be a result of the warmer weather.
“It was as long cold winter where people out and about going door-to-door would be noticeable,” O’Leary said. “Now that the weather has improved, the so-called criminal element has expanded as [criminal] searches [expand] to neighborhoods that appear to be empty in an attempt to find homes where no one is home.”
The Foxborough Police Department is also looking for information related to a residential housebreak that occurred on April 3 on Fairway Lane in the area of Country Club Lane.
“This particular area also connects through small section of woods to Fletcher and Faxon streets. “If anyone observed any suspicious persons, vehicles or people knocking on doors in this area, contact investigating officers James Payne or Patrick Morrison at (508) 543-1212,” police said.
It is unknown at this time if the April 3 housebreak is connected to the two reported Monday.
Massachusetts State Police Assist Wrentham Police in Pursuit of B&E Suspect
In an unrelated incident, Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Foxboro Barracks assisted Wrentham Police Tuesday morning regarding a motor vehicle pursuit of a suspect wanted for breaking into a motor vehicle in Wrentham, according to police.
The suspect’s vehicle was a 2005 Toyota Rav4 traveling on Route 495 south in Norton, according to police.
The State Police Foxboro Barracks relayed this information to the State Police Middleboro Barracks. Shortly thereafter, Trooper Adam LeBlanc deployed tire deflation devices known as stingers, along Route 495 south at Exit 10. The Toyota was able to avoid the stingers and it exited Route 495 south at Exit 9, police said.
The Toyota then entered Route 495 north at which time Trooper LeBlanc crossed over the median and deployed the stingers a second time. The Toyota struck the stingers, causing it to become disabled at the Exit 10 off ramp, according to police.
The suspect fled the Toyota on foot on Route 123 in Norton. Members of the Wrentham Police apprehended the suspect after a brief foot pursuit.
The Wrentham Police Department is the lead agency for this investigation.