Cambridge Police report arresting two men they say were spotted by an alert resident going through a Mid-Cambridge apartment building checking doors yesterday.
Police say Allen Bolden, Jr., 32, and Danavian Daniel, 21, of no particular addresses, were found in the Harvard Street building with various burglarious tools, a couple of laptops, jewelry, cash, a medical bill that belonged to a resident of the building and an iPad traced to another address on Lee Street a few blocks away. Police also noticed fresh pry marks on several apartment doors, consistent with just the type of flat-head screwdriver they say one of the two had tucked into his waist.
Police say they are unsure how the two got into the building, which has a front door with a buzzer, but said there was no immediate evidence of forced entry. At Lee Street, police also found fresh pry marks and the absence of cash that used to be there.
Deputy Superintendent Paul Ames praised the resident who called police: "That led not only to a pair of arrests, but halted what could have been a pattern of additional housebreaks."