Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Videos: Melrose Police Seek Suspect in Break-ins

MELROSE — Police Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a rash of break-ins and burglaries in the city recently.

Melrose has experienced 11 commercial break-ins since last Tuesday.

On Sunday, shortly after midnight, Melrose experienced a rapid string of eight break-ins in the Main Street area, which the Police Department believes to be related.

Melrose Police posted a series of surveillance videos on YouTube, and they are hoping that someone will recognize the suspect and call police.

The videos are from a dry cleaner at the corner of Essex and Main streets.

The suspect is a white male with a heavy set build, approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing distinctive sneakers — possibly black “Jordan’s” with white soles

In the videos, the suspect appears to be talking with someone via a microphone in his sleeve, which matches the behavior of a suspect being sought in commercial break-ins in Medford and Boston. 

Police believe the suspect my be driving a dark Dodge Intrepid sedan or similar vehicle.

If anyone recognizes the suspect or has any information on the break-ins, they are urged to call Melrose Police at 781-665-1212.


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