SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One car was broken into on Monday night and six homes were broken into from Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that one car was stolen on Monday at 295 Worthington Street, at 4:00 p.m. The car was a red 1995 Honda Accord, licence plate MA REG 239-XV9.
Six homes were broken into over the last two days. Springfield police officer Mike Brock reported that one of the first break-ins was on Main Street in Indian Orchard on Monday morning, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The apartment was broken into through a back window. An XBox One and Samsung Tablet were stolen.
Officer Joel Lopez reported that a home on Nottingham Street was also broken into on Monday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. The robbers kicked in rear door and stole jewelry, iPod Mini, watches, bracelets.
Springfield police officers Matt Vickery and Eddie Seder are investigating a break-in at Scott Street on Monday between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Vickery and Seder found that the back door was pried open and $585 in cash, gold earrings, medicine, 36″ Vizio TV, Xbox, and clothes were stolen.
A home at Bronson Terrace was broken into through open kitchen window between 11:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. A 2009 white Toyota Highlander, license MA REG 667-GE5, was stolen from the open garage. A purse with credit cards and the car keys were also stolen.
Officers Shelly Whitley and Ramon Sierra are investigating a break-in on Gerald Street from early Tuesday morning. A burglar broke into the home through an open kitchen window and wen through through drawers throughout the home. Nothing in the home has been reported missing.
A victim on Berkshire Avenue in Indian Orchard returned from vacation on Monday to find her home broken into. Robbers got into the home through a broken basement window, where they stole jewelry and a 42″ HD TV. Officer Jonathan Hernandez is investigating this most recent report.
22News spoke with residents in these areas about their safety and how they feel knowing these break-ins went on around their homes.
Sharon Aminia, who lives next door to the victims, told 22News, “I can’t believe it. I’m just. I’m stunned. Our cat came running up the stairs screaming around quarter of 3 and I go, Sophie what’s the matter, rawr rawr rawr and so I came down and looked around and I didn’t see anything.”
Other residents who live near the victims have been victims themselves.
“We’ve been broken into a few times,” says Lillian Richard. “Other than that, I feel if you have an alarm system and if your neighbors watch over each other, this is what we try to do.”
Springfield police say the best crime prevention is being aware of what’s going on in your neighborhood.