A wave of break-ins at homes and the Tobin Community Center have the Boston Police Department (BPD) warning Mission Hill residents to be on the alert.
Burglars hit four Mission Hill homes in five days last month, including addresses on Huntington Avenue and Calumet, Cherokee and Wensley streets. Thieves also broke into the community center on Tremont Street on Dec. 17 and stole a TV and baseball gloves.
In several of the incidents, the burglars got in through an unlocked window or door.
To avoid these types of break-ins, BPD suggests that residents: keep all doors and windows locked and make sure roommates and tenants do the same; don’t leave valuable items where they can be seen from outside; make sure outside doors are strong with quality deadbolt locks; and always call 911 to report any suspicious people.
BPD also recommends that residents join a crime watch group. For information on joining or forming one, call BPD at 617-343-4345.
Officers at the local B2 Police Station will provide a free security analysis of your home and recommend any improvements. For more information, call the station at 617-343-4270.
Anyone with information about the recent break-ins can contact B2 detectives at 617-343-4275 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting “TIP” to 27463.
From press materials.