Belfast break-ins prompt police investigation

By Ethan Andrews | Nov 02, 2017

Belfast — Belfast Police are investigating a rash of recent break-ins in the city’s intown residential neighborhoods. Detective Gerald Lincoln said the department fielded 10 reports of break-ins from Oct. 11 to Oct. 29.

"We're not sure if they're all related or if they're all actual," he said. "But we're obviously treating them that way until we find out differently."

Lincoln said the perpetrator entered unsecured homes through unlocked doors, and broke into secured homes and construction sites by breaking windows or removing plywood panels. Items were stolen from the homes, though Lincoln said there hasn't been a pattern to the types of things that have gone missing.

Lincoln said no one has been charged yet in relation to any of the incidents.

A message circulating on Facebook and in neighborhood conversations this week warned of "a very active burglary outfit working in Belfast."

"They've stolen kayaks, tools, bikes, etc.," the notice continued. "Probably 2 people with a truck based on stealing power washers, shop vacs, kayaks and bikes. Keep an eye on your stuff and keep an eye out on your neighbors. And if someone sketchy knocks on the door and says 'have you seen a lost dog?' .... That's your sign."

Comments (2)
Posted by: Carrie Bacon | Nov 07, 2017 15:13

Maybe an informal Neighborhood Watch might be an idea - just looking out for our neighbors is a good thing to do...

Posted by: BELFAST CITY HALL | Nov 04, 2017 10:08

these break ins are not downtown. They are IN-TOWN. These are all residences in the residential areas and streets inside the bypass.

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