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 August 20 2015

Two Arrested Following Rash of Car Break-Ins


The Burlington Police Department arrested two after receiving multiple theft reports. 


Police Chief Michael Kent said in a statement that police arrested two suspects in connection with numerous reports of car break-ins overnight at the Beacon Village and Avalon apartment complexes.


After an investigation police arrested Thomas Contrino, 20, of Woburn and Devin D’Auria, 22, of Burlington. Each was charged with receiving stolen property over $250 and attempt to commit a crime. Contrino was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 


According to the report, police received reports from numerous victims Thursday morning that their vehicles were broken into Wednesday night and items were missing.


An employee at a local convenience store contacted police after observing two men throw credit cards and a wallet into the trash this morning. The employee was able to obtain a description of the vehicle and its registration number. The credit cards and wallet stolen from the vehicles were recovered from the trash, the release states. 


Police were then advised to keep an eye out for the vehicle. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Detective Gary Redfern located and stopped the vehicle on Center Street in the area of the Eaves Burlington apartment complex. Stolen property, credit cards and other items were located in the vehicle and both men inside were placed under arrest.


The two men are being held pending their arraignment at Woburn District Court. A third suspect has been identified but is not in custody at this time.


"The investigation is still very active and ongoing," Chief Kent said. "We expect many more victims to come forward in this case."


Police encourage anyone who lives at either complex to check their vehicles to see if they are missing property and to contact the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212. 


These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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