Tewksbury Police Detectives Crack String Of Burglaries
Tewksbury man charged in connection with multiple break-ins, more arrests possible.
One man is under arrest and more suspects are being sought in connection with a string of home burglaries.
According to Chief Timothy Sheehan, Tewksbury Police arrested Stephen Haffey, 24, of 634 Chandler St., on Tuesday and charged him with seven counts of breaking and entering, seven counts of larceny over $250 and conspiracy.
Sheehan said Tewksbury Police detectives were able to determine Haffey broke into several homes in Tewksbury as well as homes in Andover, Tyngsboro and Acton.
Haffey worked for Yankee Pest Control out of Malden, and investigators also believe may have been stealing items from people while servicing the homes. Sheehan said that some victims in the case may not even realize that items are missing.
During the course of the investigation, numerous items of jewelry have been recovered and returned to victims.
According to Sheehan, some of the burglaries occurred during the day and others at night. During the day, Haffey would allegedly knock on the front door and see if anyone was home; if not, he would enter the home mostly through unlocked doors or windows. At night, he allegedly would drive around and look for houses with no lights on and attempt to gain entry through open doors or windows.
Haffey's arrest may not be the last one associated with this string of burglaries. Tewksbury Police believe Haffey did not act alone and the investigation is ongoing.
As always, Sheehan reminded residents that the Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373. Residents wishing to remain anonymous can call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to email@example.com.