A small square mile area of Brookline has been the scene of several robberies and one attempted robbery this week, and police are urging residents to stay vigilant, WCVB reported.

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All the robberies were similar in that they all took place in the evening, and the burglars used windows and backdoors to force entry into homes, police warned in a Facebook post.

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All of the robberies have reportedly taken place in the vicinity of Waverly Street, Roberts Street, Greenough Circle, Highland Road (two break-ins), Davis Avenue and Sumner Road. 

Brookline residents are encouraged to report anything suspicious by calling 911 or 617-730-2222.

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