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Police seek information from public on Windy Hill Burglary

Wayland Town Crier 3/9/17: $100K worth of jewelry, electronics stolen in Wayland burglary. Police say at least one burglar stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from a Windy Hill Lane home on Tuesday. There are no suspects, Police Chief Robert Irving said on Thursday.

Police Press Release: On Tuesday, March 7th, at 12:41pm, Wayland Police responded to a residential burglary on Windy Hill Lane.  Upon arrival, officers checked the house and surrounding area but could not locate the intruder.  It is believed the burglar(s) may have been scared off by the return of the home owner.  Several items were removed from the home, including jewelry and electronics.  This case is under investigation by detectives and they ask anyone that may have any information to contact them at 508-358-4721.  In particular, detectives are interested in any sightings, between 8:30 A.M. and 12:30 P.M., of suspicious persons or vehicles in the Windy Hill Lane area or the conservation and aqueduct area in close proximity to the burglarized house.  Evidence indicates that three-wheeled suitcases were taken from the residence and may have been used to hold other more valuable items.

Police ask homeowners to secure their homes when they leave, set their burglar alarms if they have one and to immediately report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  If an unknown person knocks on your door and asks for directions or provides other excuses for them being there, it is possible that they are checking to see if someone is home before breaking in.  This type of activity should immediately be reported to the police so we can attempt to identify the individuals.  Vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers aid the police in investigating and identifying suspicious individuals.  As jewelry is often the target of residential burglars, it is suggested that homeowners hide their jewelry or store it in a safe place. If a resident comes home and discovers that their home has been broken into, they should exit the home and contact the police so a thorough check of the house can be made by officers.

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