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Police investigate residential burglaries in Mission Hill


MISSION HILL, Mass. ( -- The Boston Police Department issued a community alert Tuesday following several residential burglaries in the Mission Hill area.

Police responded to six different calls for break-ins between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1.

Police released the following tips for residents:

  • A strong door is a good door. Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer greater protection than hollow core wooden doors.
  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks to your exterior doors adds and provides greater security to your residence.
  • Lock your windows especially those that are easily accessible to unwanted intruders. Windows on the first floor or basement levels should always be locked.
  • In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should always be locked. Access to the inner hallway, provides access to anyone who seeks to break into your residence.
  • Know your neighbors and keep an eye out for them and their property. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you're on vacation.
  • Consider joining or organizing a Neighborhood Crime Watch group. For more info on how to join, call (617) 343.4345.
  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
  • Call your local district station and request a home security analysis.
  • Don't leave valuables where they can be seen from outside the home.
  • Make sure Roommates and other tenants know to keep their doors and windows locked

Police are actively investigating the incidents. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 617-343-4275. There is also an anonymous tip line, 1-800-494-8477.