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Teen charged in Tyngsboro burglary may be tied to others

A 13-year-old boy was arrested for a 2012 home burglary in Tyngsboro.
Credit: Metro file photo

After a yearlong investigation, police have determined that a 13-year-old boy is responsible for a 2012 home burglary in Tyngsboro. Now, the same boy is under investigation in several other break-ins.

Police Chief Richard Howe said a summons was sent last week to a boy alleged to have been involved in a rash of residential burglaries last summer, the Lowell Sun reports.

The boy was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, a felony, and destruction of property totaling more than $250. He swiped jewelry and other valuables with the aid of another teenage boy, who was arrested last year.

Though the 13-year-old was suspected earlier of being involved in the robbery, police couldn't prove his association until now.

"Our officers at the time did crime-scene work, which included lifting finger prints," Howe said. "Unfortunately, it takes time."

The stolen items were recovered after the burglary.

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