Newton Police are investigating five break-ins over the past month that all involved homes owned by Asian-Americans.
All five involved forced entry into the house, by a man who looked for jewelry, cash, and handbags, police say.
The detectives are actively seeking to learn if Asians are being specifically targeted but do not have any definitive information yet. The Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s Office has been notified.
- 6/13/21 – 900 block of Walnut Street
- 6/19/21 – 600 block of Dedham Street
- 6/20/21 – Helene Road
- 6/27/21 – 700 block of Quinobequin Road
- 7/10/21 – Country Club Road
Police say they have stepped up patrols and have canvassed homes near the ones burglarized to find any possible surveillance video or other evidence.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Police Chief John Carmichael will hold a Zoom meeting on the break-ins, starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday (Webinar ID: 884 0137 5624; passcode: 410462).
The photos of the suspect come from the Dedham Street and Helene Road break-ins. If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-796-2104 or the anonymous tip line at 617-796-2121.