At least 10 burglaries occurred in a recent two-month period in the area around Ross Field in Hyde Park, near the neighborhood’s borders with Milton and Mattapan.
The burglaries occurred between Nov. 27 and Jan. 31, mostly during daytime hours, according to an e-mail from Officer George Finch, community service officer for the Area E-18 police station, to the leader of the Ross Field Neighborhood Association.
In the message, Finch said the thieves had stolen mostly cash, jewelry, and small electronics such as video systems, cell phones, and iPods. Their methods of entering the homes included rear windows, both locked and unlocked, and back doors that the thieves kicked in.
Police have identified possible suspects in the burglaries, Finch said, and he asked that neighbors look for unfamiliar males age 16 to 21, often in small groups, walking through the residential neighborhood.
The suspects carry backpacks and have been seen entering the yards or driveways of homes. They may also knock on doors to determine if a home is occupied and proceed to the rear of the home if no one answers, Finch said. If there is an answer, the suspects will ask if a friend who supposedly lives in the home is there, and walk away when told they have the wrong address.
Finch asked that residents call 911 if they see anyone matching the suspects’ description or any other unknown people walking through the neighborhood. To direct-dial Boston 911 from a cell phone, call 617-343-4911.