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Central Square burglar was quite industrious, police say

Cambridge Police report arresting a local man they say repeatedly broke into Central Square businesses, at least one home and three vehicles and say he made off with $80,000 in equipment and furniture from just one Central Square business over a two-day period.

Michael Dellea, 38, was formally charged with break-ins at two businesses, but is a suspect in the rest, between April and this month, police say, adding he would typically stay up way into the night to stage his burglaries.

His two-day haul from the one Central Square business included an audio/video system, speakers, a scanner, a binding machine and a projector - and chairs - police say.

After Dellea provided consent to search his apartment, officers recovered a number of recently reported stolen items from other businesses and residents in the area, including debit/credit cards, laptops, cell phones, tablets, electrical tools, and bicycles.

Dellea faces charges that include felony breaking and entering in the nighttime, larceny from a building and receiving stolen property, police say.

Police add:

As always, we encourage residents across the City to remain vigilant and be aware of any suspicious activity in their neighborhood. We advise you to lock your doors, windows and cars. Please remove any objects outside of your home that may be used to access a second-floor window, door, porch or air conditioning unit. If you have motion detectors outside of your home, please enable them overnight. Please make sure your home alarm is enabled and if you have any outside camera(s), please make sure they are on and working.

Innocent, etc.

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