Burglaries hit Mission Hill

The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a series of burglaries in the Mission Hill area that occurred over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend, according to bpdnews.com.

Officers responded just after midnight on Nov. 28 to 115 Fisher Ave. for a report of a breaking and entering. The victims said that they returned to their apartment to find the back door open and several items missing, including a laptop, cell phone and other electronic devices.

More break-ins and burglaries were reported the next two days on Parker Hill Avenue and Huntington Avenue, where stolen items included debit cards and gold coins.

There was a one-day respite before two more burglaries were reported on Dec. 1 at separate apartments at 852 Huntington Ave. Electronic devices and money were taken.

Some basic tips from BPD to prevent burglary: Always lock your doors and windows; secure sliding glass doors with locks or broomsticks; keep valuables out of sight; do not leave tools, ladders, lawn furniture, crates, etc. outside for criminals to use to break in; do not hide house keys outside; keep shrubbery and trees trimmed back; keep outside lights on; keep an inventory of valuable items, including serial numbers; consider purchasing an alarm system; when away, put lights and radios on timers, keep window shades in normal positions, and halt mail delivery.

Anyone with information about the burglaries can contact detectives at the District B-2 Police Station at 617-343-4275 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.

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