Friday, November 9, 2007
Residents alerted to area break-ins
Carlisle has so far escaped the rash of break-ins that have bothered the neighboring communities of Acton and Concord, according to Lieutenant Leo Crowe and Detective Andy Booth of the Carlisle Police Department. A series of robberies in this vicinity have followed the following pattern:
A person walks up to a house and knocks on the door. If someone opens the door, the person knocking asks for directions and goes away. If no one answers, the person goes through the door if it is unlocked, or alternatively through an open window, uses a cell phone to call an accomplice who is waiting in a nearby vehicle, removes valuables that can be gathered quickly, and exits with the stolen valuables. Booth and Crowe emphasized that locking doors and keeping windows shut was the most effective preventive action.
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