AUGUSTA — City police are looking for those responsible for more than dozen break-ins on Bond Brook Road in the past two weeks.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills said police believe the break-ins have been carried out by the same person or group because of similarities in how they were carried out.

“We definitely see some possible connections,” Mills said.

Augusta Police’s Criminal Investigation Division is heading up the investigation, and detectives have some leads they are following, Mills said.

There have been seven burglaries reported on Bond Brook Road since Aug. 14. All but one of the burglaries have been reported between 4 and 11 p.m., when they were discovered by returning homeowners. None of the burglaries were reported while in progress.

Mills said the burglars appear to be targeting specific items.

Mills encouraged residents to keep an eye on neighbors’ property and even take additional steps, such as installing motion-detection lights. The road’s secluded location — it runs along Bond Brook between Mount Vernon Avenue and Leighton Road — make it a target for burglars.

“The big thing is to be vigilant,” Mills said. “We’re certainly taking steps to prevent crime in that area.”

Excluding the Bond Brook Road burglaries, the number of city break-ins is about average this summer, Mills said. And unlike the Bond Brook Road breaks, the other city burglaries don’t appear to be connected, Mills said.

“A lot of them are crimes of opportunity,” he said.


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