Friday, January 09, 2009

Southie Neighborhood Crime Alert!

This was sent to me by a neighborhood group in Southie. Please be aware, my Southie neighbors!

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"It has been requested by Boston Police sources that this information get out to as many residents as possible as quickly as possible. There has been a BIG spike in housebreaks justover the last 2 weeks. Police are asking for your help.

House breaks in South Boston are increasing in number everyday, but especially over the last 2 weeks. Be aware of the following:

- Unfamiliar people lurking in your area, often carrying duffle bags or gym bags. Police say call 9-1-1

- A common tactic now is to knock on doors, looking for people who do not live at that address - this lets burglars know if there is anyone at home. Police say call 9-1-1 if this happens at your home.

- The housebreaks are taking place mainly in daytime/weekdays. Take extra care to secure doors and windows and keep an eye on your neighbor's homes too.

Some descriptions of suspects: White males, between the ages of 20 and 30, approximately 5'10'' tall, wearing hooded sweatshirts and jeans, one is described as having a "weathered face".

PLEASE! Forward this to all residents on your personal email lists and ask them to do the same."

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2 comments:

adamg said...

Some more details here.

Josh said...

Someone at work also forwarded the same notice to me. I wish the description was a little clearer though. I pulled up the 2000 census information for South Boston, and out of the 30,000 residents in Southie 10,213 fit into that description. It's amazing the depth of the census information that the census collects. On a separate note, the city seems to be very responsive to homeowners that do not comply with the snow/ice sidewalk ordinance. I called about a residence Monday morning from work and by the time I was walking home I noticed a green ticket on their door. Kudos to the city.