The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 2, 2002


Police chief warns of theft group

Carlisle police chief David Galvin would like to alert Carlisle residents to the danger of theft posed by a "gypsy" group based in Brooklyn, New York, that is responsible for a number of housebreaks in neighboring communities and is thought to be responsible for a recent Westford Street housebreak. In addition to standard forced entry, this group uses diversionary tactics. A homeowner may be approached by one or two females who comment on the resident's "beautiful home."Meanwhile, another member of the group, usually a male, enters the home and searches for jewelry. The females are described as wearing long dresses, speaking in broken English, and wearing their hair up in buns. The group has been observed operating rental cars with New York, New Jersey or Vermont registration plates. Galvin noted, "Any suspicious person or activity should be immediately reported to the police department." The police station number is 1-978-369-1122.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito