String Of Car Break-Ins In Sandwich & Mashpee Conservation Areas

Police are investigating an increasing number of vehicles being broken into while parked at conservation areas in Sandwich and Mashpee.

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Patrolman David Dwyer pulled into Boyden Farms Conservation Area on Saturday, April 19, at 12:28 PM and was immediately approached by a woman who said her car had been broken into. The window of her vehicle had been smashed and several items were discovered to be missing, including a blue leather purse, jewelry, and $49 in cash. The victim’s car was processed by a town criminal investigation officer.

During the search, an undisclosed item was discovered in a nearby trash can that was linked to an earlier break-in that was reported at the Lowell Holly Reservation in Mashpee. It appears that the perpetrator is targeting conservation areas and dumping unwanted items at the site of the next break-in.

The break-in on Saturday is suspected to be linked with at least two or three other break-ins in the past month, all taking place at conservation areas. Police advise residents to not leave anything visible in their vehicles.

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