MILTON, Mass. — Milton Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man recorded on surveillance breaking into a home.
The incident took place on May 22nd at 7:30PM in the Lower Mills section of Milton.
The video, recorded on the homeowner’s doorbell camera, shows a masked man walking up to the front door.
The suspect looks into the home and then taps on the front door.
Satisfied no one is home, the suspect body slams the front door twice, and breaks into the house.
Milton Police tell me the suspect stole jewelry from the house and got out of the house through a different door.
I showed the video to Norwood Police Chief Bill Brooks, a former detective.
He told me it appears to him that the suspect decided to hit the Milton house after casing it for only a few moments.
Chief Brooks said most house breaks occur during the day when it is more likely that no one is home.
Chief Brooks added the best ways to prevent house breaks, aside from making sure the windows and doors are tightly locked is to always answer the door when someone knocks, and to make the home appear as if someone is home, even when the house is empty.
“The goal is to make the criminal move on to the next house,” Chief Brooks said.
If the suspect in the home surveillance video looks familiar, contact Milton Police.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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