Chief Robert J. Ferullo Jr.
25 Harrison Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
WINCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Kenneth C. Albertelli
Chief of Police
30 Mt Vernon St.
Winchester, MA 01890
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Joint Press Release
Woburn and Winchester Police Seek “Polite” Burglar Who Broke into Multiple Homes Late at Night
WOBURN and WINCHESTER — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a young man who allegedly broke into homes in both communities over the past few weeks.
After conferring with homeowners in both communities who engaged the suspect, Woburn and Winchester police are confident that the same suspect allegedly broke into the homes in the Horn Pond Area with the intent to commit burglary. Woburn Police Chief Robert J. Ferullo Jr. and Winchester Police Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli are asking anyone who may recognize this individual to come forward.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or light-skinned African American male, approximately 6′ tall, in his early 20s with black marks or possible acne scars on his face. In some instances, he was seen wearing a dirty, light-gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
The behavior is the same each time. The suspect breaks into homes in the early morning hours via windows in the first floor or basement. Sometimes the homes are occupied, and police believe he may also have broken into unoccupied homes. He works alone, and when confronted by residents, he is described as very polite and apologetic as he runs away.
However, police believe he may escalate his behavior and potentially harm people. He should be considered dangerous.
“Outward behavior should not lull residents into a false sense of security. This is a dangerous felon who breaks into people’s homes, often while they are asleep inside,” Chief Ferullo said. “If anyone recognizes this individual or has knowledge of his crimes, please call the police department.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Woburn Police at 781-933-1212 or Winchester Police at 781-729-1212. All calls may be kept anonymous.