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June 5, 2014

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Vehicle linked to breaks where jewelry, electronics taken

Police said a Ford Explorer was used in at least six daytime breaks at homes in the northwestern part of the city.

Investigators released a surveillance photo of the vehicle recorded by a video security system at one of the homes.

That photo was taken during a May 1 break into a home in the upper Broadway (Route 97) area, police said.

Investigators said they believe the vehicle was involved in at least five other daytime breaks into homes in the upper Broadway, Lake Street and West Lowell Avenue area. The breaks happened in the last six months.

Police described the vehicle as a 2005 to 2007 light brown or gold Ford Explorer with distinct rims that would not commonly come with such a vehicle when it was new.

Police Detective Lt. Robert Pistone said thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics items were taken in the house breaks.

Pistone said that based on the method of entry, the area where the breaks happened and the kinds of items taken, investigators believe the vehicle used in the May 1 break may have also been used in the other breaks.

Anyone with information about the owner or operator of this vehicle is asked to contact Detective John Moses at 978-373-1212.

You can also leave a message on the police anonymous tip line by dialing 978-373-1212 and following the prompts.

— Mike LaBella

Man tries to use credit card stolen from home

Police want to identify a man who tried to use a stolen credit card at the Methuen Wal-Mart.

The transaction was rejected, investigators said.

Police said the credit card the man tried to use at the Wal-Mart on Pleasant Valley Street near the Loop was among several stolen from a home in the Kenoza Street area of Haverhill.

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