Newton police release surveillance video after 5 home break-ins on Friday

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Newton police release surveillance video after 5 home break-ins on Friday

The Newton Police Department is advising residents to stay on alert after a string of break-ins Friday night.


Five homes were broken into between 7:45 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., police said.


The department released surveillance video Sunday showing a car that was seen near the home of the Highland Avenue break-in. Two people are seen exiting the vehicle. Police say the vehicle appears to be a silver/grey Infiniti SUV.



The break-ins were across the northern part of the city west of Brighton, with homes targeted on Highland Avenue, Warwick Road and Kensington Street in West Newton, Clarendon Street in Newtonville, and Chapel Street in Nonantum. Police said four of the homes were unoccupied at the time.


The break-ins follow a string of burglaries in Newton last month around Newton Highlands and Waban. Police did not say if Friday’s break-ins were related.


Police advised residents to lock doors, windows, and cars, and ensure that outdoor lights, motion detectors, and outdoor cameras are on and working. They ask anyone with information to call the department at 617-796-2104 or the tips line at 617-796-2121.



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