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BC Students Living Off-Campus Report String of Burglaries in Brighton

Boston College students have reported missing valuable belongings in off-campus housing in several Brighton neighborhoods, police said

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The Boston Police Department is warning Boston College students living off campus and Brighton area residents about a recent string of burglaries that have occurred near the college.

Police said Tuesday that there have been numerous off-campus residential burglaries that have happened during the evening and early morning hours in Brighton, Massachusetts.

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CHESTNUT HILL , MA. - SEPTEMBER 14: Boston College Campus on September 14, 2020 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Items have been stolen from the neighborhoods of Foster Street, Greycliff, and Gerald Road -- areas which are densely populated with students attending Boston College.

The victims of the thefts had jewelry and electronics stolen during the robberies, including laptop computers, police said.

The Boston College Police Department is encouraging students and residents in the area to keep the doors and windows of their homes locked, be aware of their surroundings, and to report any suspicious activity they see to police immediately.

People should also remove or secure air-conditioners that are in windows, keep items such as ladders secured and away from residences, avoid leaving valuables in plain site from windows, and keep a descriptive inventory of valuables, to include serial numbers when possible.

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