Lock Your Cars, Watertown; Police Looking for Suspect in String of Break Ins

A diamond ring, a purse and a dozen old walkie-talkies were taken from unlocked cars around Watertown.


Lock your car doors, Watertown. Police seek a suspect in a string of more than a dozen car break ins over the past week where the vehicles targeted were left unlocked.

The break ins began on Sept. 10, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn, when a CD case with 25 CDs inside was taken from a Chevy Impala on Pine Street. That same night, two vehicles - a Toyota Sequoia and a Toyota Highlander - were broken into, and several electronic items were taken including a Garmin GPS device.

On Sept. 11, a Bromfield Street resident reported that a 2007 Subaru was broken into and a GPS and an iPod Nano were taken. The next day 

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Two Toyota Highlanders parked on Eliot Street were targeted on Sept. 15, Lawn said. Both were left unlocked and someone rummaged through the vehicles, but nothing was reported missing.

The largest number of break ins were reported on Sept. 16 on Grandview Avenue, Lawn said. Four vehicles were hit: a diamond ring was taken from the first one, two GPS units were missing from the second, an iPod and a charger were stolen from the third and 12 old walkie-talkies were missing from the fourth. While police were taking reports on Grandview, the owner of a fifth vehicle reported his car was broken into and spare change was stolen.

Two other incidents were reported the same day. A purse taken from a car on Charles Street, and $50 in cash was missing. The same day on Arlington Street, the owner of a 1997 Ford Explorer reported that someone stole spare change and black Oakley search gloves, Lawn said.

Anyone with information can contact the Watertown Police at 617-972-6500.


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