Police Looking for Information on Stolen Guns
Police say several weapons were stolen in the breaking and entering of a home on Hemlock Ave.
Police are currently investigating a breaking and entering of a residence on Hemlock Ave. that resulted in several missing firearms.
Chief Bartley King told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that the robbery took place the week of Dec. 26, but was reported by the residence's caretaker the morning of the 31st. The victim is currently out of state, but the chief said they know that several guns were taken from the residence.
Patrolman Kevin Grasso, spokesman for the department, said in an email yesterday that limited information is available for release, due to the fact that this is an active investigation. He said that the suspect had entered the house by smashing in the back door and once inside had ransacked the residence.
"Stolen in this house break were firearms. The victim had a collection of firearms and is duly licensed," Grasso wrote. "Norwood Bureau of Criminal Investigation along with Massachusetts State Police Crime scene processed the home for any evidence and this remains a open active case."
On Monday, Grasso wrote, one gun was recovered in the bushes near the scene and has since then been processed by detectives. It is unknown right now how many firearms were stolen from the residence.
Following the report Dec. 31, King said that officers canvassed the area of Hemlock Ave. and Access Rd. after following footprints out of the house toward Access. The chief also noted that any information from the public would be appreciated, as it is likely someone in the area saw the suspect or a possible get-away vehicle.
"This is of significant concern to us because those guns are still out there and we'd like to recover them," King said.
Anyone with information on this case should call the Norwood Police Department at 781-440-5198.