Signs of Forced Entry Found at Last Home Break-In
Wellesley Police responded to a home break-in the morning of Dec. 8 at the Wellesley Hollow Condominium complex.
A preliminary police investigation into the latest Wellesley home break-in has revealed signs of forced entry on an apartment door at a condominium complex on Russell Road last week.
According to Wellesley Police Officer Ronald Poirier's report, there were pry marks on the door frame and door of the apartment at the Wellesley Hollow Condominium complex that was broken into the morning of Dec. 8.
Wellesley police and the Norfolk County K-9 unit responded to a report that a condo at 12 Russell Road had been broken into at about 8:30 a.m.
A resident at the complex left his condo to start his car, locking the apartment door behind him, with the intention of quickly returning to his apartment, according Cleary. Upon return, the resident found a man in his apartment. The man, posing as a maintenence worker, said he was there to conduct a survey of apartment appliances. The resident told him to leave at which time the man fled on foot. The resident gave chace toward a complex stairwell, but the man got away.
"It appeared items in two bedrooms in the house had been gone through," Cleary said in a statement.
The resident told Wellesley Police he did not know how he got into the apartment, and originally, it was reported by police there were no signs of forced entry.
The break-in came three days after a home break-in on Lilac Circle, which marked the 16th in Wellesley since July 1. Police have no suspects in the break-ins, but the incident from this morning is likely not related to the prior break-ins as the description of the perpetrator's clothing does not match descriptions of prior alleged vandals.
Stephen Walsh contributed to this report.