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Posted on: February 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] WPD Investigates Car Thefts and Burglaries to Unlocked Vehicles

The Wellesley Police Department is investigating a series of early morning car break ins in the Pilgrim Road area on Sunday, February 21, 2021.  Approximately 20 vehicles were entered and in some cases, valuables or money were removed.  All of the vehicles were unlocked.  The burglaries happened in the Westgate and Pilgrim Road neighborhoods, as well as Pleasant Street.

Two vehicles were stolen as well.  One stolen vehicle was located  by Wellesley Officers nearby.  The second vehicle was located a day later by the West Hartford Police Department in Connecticut.  Both of the stolen vehicles were unlocked and had the keys in them at the time of the theft.   

Several neighbors have been extremely helpful in providing home security video to the department during the investigation.  We are asking anyone with home security video to review Sunday morning, February 21,2021 from 3:30 AM to 5:00 AM for anything suspicious.  This request is centered around the Pilgrim Road, Westgate Road neighborhoods, especially on the side streets closer to Weston Road.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Chris Connelly at 781-235-1212 or  

We also ask that you lock your car doors at night, as well as remove your keys from the car.  This will absolutely prevent these types of thefts.

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