Police Arrest Man for String of Housebreaks
Andrew Mondi of Wilmington charged with three break ins targeting flat screen televisions.
Update: According to Wilmington Police Lt. Chris Neville, Mondi is charged with three counts of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit felony, three counts of malicious damage over $250, and three counts of larcent over $250.
Neville also said the items taken from local homes were not in Mondi's possession and that officers are checking pawnshops in the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the electronics.
Original Story: Wilmington police arrested a man in connection with the recent string of home break ins targeting flat screen televisions.
According to Lt. Chris Neville, detectives used the help of a flat tire, police surveillance and questioning to arrest Andrew Mondi, 25, of 37 Blanchard Road, and charge him in all three housebreaks.
Last week officers were looking for a black 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck that was seen in the area of at least two of the Wilmington break ins, along with several others in the area.
Neville said Monday that police are also investigating reports that a black truck matching the description was also spotted in Reading and Stoneham during similar incidents. Officers are currently attempting to see if there is a connection.
“Although Mondi claimed to be acting alone, police are looking into reports that a second subject was seen in his truck during at least two of the Wilmington housebreaks,” said Neville.
Despite Mondi’s arrest, Neville said Wilmington residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.