UPDATED: State, Local Police Continue Search for B&E Suspect
For second time in three days, Wilmington incident leads to air search.
Massachusetts State Police used ground and air units to search for a suspect after an incident in Wilmington for the second time in just three days.
According to the state police press office, a suspect involved in a Wilmington home invasion at about 10 a.m. Monday morning fled in a gray Audi.
Wilmington Police said a former resident went to a Carolyn Road home to check on their parents' house, entered through the side door and saw an older white male carrying a pillow case. Police said the suspect originally fled on foot behind the house but then returned to the Audi and sped off.
Tewksbury Police were in full pursuit of the vehicle at about 11:10 a.m., police said, but the man escaped into Lowell. He later left the vehicle there and fled on foot.
Police have identified the suspect, who is known to police, but are not releasing his identity at this time. The man is reportedly a Chelmsford resident, but police have not yet confirmed this information.
After investigating the home, police determined that forced entry was used.
On Friday, police also used air and ground units as they tracked down a Lawrence woman who fled the scene of an accident on I-93. The woman faces operating under the influence and other charges after she was eventually found on Concord Street.
Stay tuned with Wilmington Patch for more details on the latest incident as they become available.