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Police believe three involved in Saugus crime spree

SAUGUS — Saugus Police believe three people are responsible for a string of robberies and car break-ins over the past week-and-a-half. 

While no arrests have been made, Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti said charges are pending for three different suspects. He declined to identify the suspects until the charges are approved in court.

“Once we confirm that those charges have been filed, we will release additional details,” said Giorgetti. “But we have identified, we believe, three different individuals responsible for similar crimes in three different areas.” 

Paul Spadafora, a Warren Street resident, was one of the victims in the series of robberies. He awoke to an intruder robbing his Warren Street home last weekend, he said. Spadafora described the suspect as tall and thin with black hair. A neighbor caught the same suspect on a home surveillance video attempting to break into vehicles on a nearby street. 

The Spadaforas weren’t the only ones. 

Last weekend’s police log listed break-ins to cars on Makepeace Street, Myrtle Street and Hammersmith Road on Friday. On Saturday, reports flowed in from Hampton Street, Foss Avenue, Pinecrest Avenue and Warren Street. Sunday reports included Ballard Street and Greenwood Avenue, and one car breaking and entering was reported on Bates Street on Monday. 

In addition, residents on Reynold Drive, Magnolia Street and Scotts Mill Court reported damage to car windows over the weekend. 

Giorgetti said he plans to identify the suspects by mid-week. Residents should continue cooperating with police by reporting any suspicious activity, keeping doors to their cars and homes locked, and leaving valuables out of sight.

 

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