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


Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

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

Melrose Police Investigating Break-In at Downtown Business

Several Other Businesses, MHS report Broken Windows

A still image from surveillance at Madison Ave shows two people in the store, one who can be seen in the front window with a bag. (Courtesy Photo)

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is investigating a break-in, and series of what are believed to be attempted break-ins, at several downtown businesses early this morning.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., police responded to Madison Ave of Melrose, 523 Main St., on a report that one of the storefront windows had been smashed and items were missing from the consignment boutique.

Surveillance images from the store show two people outside the building at 2:47 a.m. Both suspects are seen wearing dark jackets and gloves and one person has a black hood over their head. The other appears to be a white male wearing a dark baseball hat.

At 2:52 a.m., the camera shows the same two people leaving the store, heading south on Main Street toward Malden.

The owner of Madison Ave reports that approximately 15 Louis Vuitton bags were taken from the store, totaling $16,100.

As businesses began opening for the morning, police received several reports that their windows had been broken: Liberty Bell, 886 Main St., Honey Dew Donuts, 888 Main St., and Perella Jewelers, 136 West Emerson St. Nothing was stolen from the businesses.

Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, also reported a window had been smashed in the rear of the building.

Melrose Police are actively investigating the break-in at Madison Ave and attempted break-ins at the other downtown businesses and high school.

Anyone who may have seen something early this morning is asked to contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.


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