Barrington Police says two break-ins are likely not related

Jewelry, cash and other items reported stolen

Posted 12/7/21

Barrington Police are investigating a pair of residential break-ins that occurred over the weekend.

The first was reported on Saturday evening, Dec. 4. Police received a phone call from a County …

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Barrington Police says two break-ins are likely not related

Jewelry, cash and other items reported stolen

Posted

Barrington Police are investigating a pair of residential break-ins that occurred over the weekend.

The first was reported on Saturday evening, Dec. 4. Police received a phone call from a County Road resident at about 6:10 p.m. The resident said he was out of town, but just received a notice that his alarm system was activated and he could hear rustling inside the house. 

Police officers quickly responded to the home and discovered evidence of a forced entry. Inside the house, officers saw that someone had gone through dresser drawers, and when the homeowner arrived he discovered that items were missing. The suspect had already fled.

Police said security cameras inside the home captured footage of the suspect — the individual was wearing a hoodie and puffy jacket. Security showed that the suspect ran toward Prince’s Hill Cemetery on County Road after leaving the house. 

The second house break was reported Sunday morning, Dec. 5. Police received a 911 call from a Mallard Cove Way resident who said someone had entered the home and stolen a large amount of jewelry and some cash. An investigation revealed that there was no sign of forced entry, and the residents believe the suspect may have entered the house through an unlocked door at the rear of the home. The residents were not at home when the larceny occurred. 

Police are trying to locate footage of the suspect from surveillance cameras. Officers have also been speaking with neighbors. 

Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said investigators do not believe the break-ins/larcenies are related. He reminded residents to lock their doors, activate their alarms, and make sure their doorbell cameras are operational. He also suggested neighbors look out for one another.

“The safest neighborhoods are the neighborhoods where people keep eye out for each other,” Chief Correia said. 

He also said people should call police if they see anything suspicious. 

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