Two break-ins were reported to East Providence police last week – one in Riverside and one in Rumford. Both cases have been referred to the detective division for further investigation.
The first break-in was reported on Tuesday, May 28, at 10:22 pm. A woman returned to her Knowlton Street home after work to find a screen on her open kitchen window lying on the floor, according to the police report.
A look around the house discovered that a 32-inch television was missing. It is valued at $500. Nothing else was reported stolen. It is believed that the burglar climbed through the window from a deck to enter the house.
The second break-in was reported on Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 pm. A man returned to his Vista Drive home and found that a door had been jimmied to get inside, according to the police report.
The man entered the house, found bureau drawers in his bedroom to have been ransacked, and then immediately left the house after reporting the break-in to police.
A search of the house found that only the man’s bedroom had been entered, according to the police. The burglar swiped a pocket watch with a “Charles Klug” inscription that was described by the owner as a “family heirloom and priceless” although given a value of $100 and a wooden jewelry box. Left behind were jars of coins.