Police Chief Ryan Columbus and the Tewksbury Police Department report that they have identified a suspect in a series of motor vehicle break-ins that occurred early Friday morning.

A 17-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE is being charged with:

  • Breaking and Entering Into a Motor Vehicle (Three Counts)
  • Larceny Under $1,200 (Two Counts)

In the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 15, there were multiple motor vehicle break-ins reported on Worthern Place and Evergreen Road in Tewksbury. 

In one instance, a suspect was captured by a Ring surveillance camera as he broke into a vehicle at 3:19 a.m.

Among the items stolen during the motor vehicle break-ins was a credit card that was subsequently used at a liquor store in Lowell at 8:35 a.m. The suspect who used the credit card was wearing the same distinctive jacket as the suspect captured in the Ring camera footage. 

Tewksbury Police released surveillance footage from the Ring camera and the liquor store, and as a result they were able to identify the suspect. 

“I want to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation, which our officers were able to bring to a conclusion thanks to information provided to us,” said Chief Columbus. “I also want to remind residents to always lock their vehicle doors, and to avoid leaving valuables in plain sight inside of vehicles.”

The juvenile is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Lowell Juvenile Court. 

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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