A rash of break-ins have prompted a warning and plea from police.
Swampscott police reported two more house breaks took place on Oct. 25, between 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., in the Puritan Road area, said Swampscott police Det. Tim Cassidy.
Two clean-cut young Hispanic males, tall with thin builds were seen at one of the breaks, police said on Monday. A neighbor saw the suspects carrying a television out of one of the houses.
At a second location one of the males knocked on a door, and, as a diversion, spoke to a resident when they answered asking if they wanted a newspaper, police said.
No one had answered the door, but police suspect the suspects would have used a similar ruse to break into the home, had someone answered the door. As the suspects were leaving, they backed into a wall and smashed the rear window of their vehicle, believed to be a 2004 gold Nissan Pathfinder.
The suspects then pulled into a second driveway right next to that house, where a broken car window was found in the driveway and the suspects ransacked the home, police said. Taken in that break was a large amount of jewelry and $20,000 dollars in Canadian cash money, mostly in $100 bills, they also took flat screen TV's and computers.
Swampscott has also had break-ins on Cherry Street, Pine Street, Essex Street and Franklin Avenue.
Residents are urged to call police if they see anyone suspicious around their homes or their neighbor's home.
Anyone with info is asked to please contact the Swampscott Police Detectives Unit at 781-595-1111