BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WWLP) – Several businesses in the area of Main and North Main Street were broken into in the overnight hours last week, and detectives are following up with forensic evidence.
The break-ins are occurring between midnight and 6 o’clock in the morning.
The first occurred on August 12th. A business was broken into, a large amount of cash was stolen, and an antique register worth $10,000 was smashed.
The second occurred on the 15th, same scenario where a business was broken into and cash was stolen; except this time police were able to find fingerprints that are currently being processed.
Police believe burglars also tried to break into the Methodist Church without success.
Belchertown Detective John Raymer told 22News, “We’re continuing with our building check-ups in the center of town, as well as all over town. We’re going to add walking patrols and you might even see officers on bikes during the night.”
Detective Raymer is asking both residents and business owners to keep their doors and windows locked when not around, and never to leave cash on site.
If you have any information you can call the Belchertown Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-323-6685 extension 255.