Wellesley Police are investigating a home break-in that occurred Tuesday on Springdale Avenue, according to police.
The break-in, which was discovered just after 3 p.m., probably happened in the early afternoon hours, when the resident was away from the home, according to police.
The suspect likely got in through an unlocked sliding back door.
A laptop and some costume jewelry were taken from the house, according to Lieutenant Marie Cleary.
Cleary said that the number of break-ins this year is about on par with last year.
“There’s not more, or any specific trend,” she said.
Last year, a spate of pre-Christmas break-ins made it seem as if the number of break-ins was spiking, but Cleary said that this year there has been no unusual break-in activity.
“I know we visited this a little while ago,” she said. “It seemed like there were a lot of breaks that were occurring in December. But pretty much, it’s fairly consistent.”
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