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Wilbraham Break Ins Worry Residents

photo(1)WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WGGB) –Judy Bourgeois heard the heavy rain hitting her window screen early Monday morning.

When her cat lept off of the window sill, she realized it was something more. “I thought, there’s something out there. So I got out of bed and just like pulled the blinds and there was someone there. In afterthought, I wish I would’ve gone and called the police. But it was just an automatic reaction of saying; ‘Hey!’ and he ran away,” she said.

This isn’t the first time it’s happened.

About 5 weeks ago, someone broke into Judy’s cellar and ended up making a mess when they didn’t find anything of value.

According to police, unknown suspects have been breaking into homes at Woodcrest Condominiums on Boston Road while people are there. “That’s scary to me, that I was home. I didn’t feel like I was personally threatened,” shared Bourgeois.

In comparison to her neighbor, Judy might have gotten off lucky. Police say that another apartment was broken into in the complex, where thieves made off with some money and electronics. Still, she says this is not going to change the way she lives her life. “I guess there’s a part of me that just refuses to change to be afraid of everything. Someone said to me today, ‘You should’ve had a gun. I said, yeah, if I had a gun, I’d probably have shot myself going up to the window, so that wouldn’t be an option,” she smiled.

Woodcrest says they’re putting out a memo warning residents about what’s going on, and is advising them to be more careful.

Police suggest keeping your doors locked, and if you see or hear anything, contact them.

Police are still investigating.

You can call the Wilbraham Police Department at 413-596-3837, or anonymously text the word “solve” and then your tip to 274637.

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