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Quincy police warn residents to be on the lookout after rash of break-ins

Quincy police are advising residents in the area to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior after four break-ins occurred this week on two separate days in the area between Tyler and Everett streets.

Two reports of break-ins were reported on Monday and another two on Wednesday, police said. Quincy Sergeant Karyn Barkas said the victims mostly reported that cash, jewelry, or small electronics were stolen from their property.

The series of breaks comes after a previous rash of forced entries between Nov. 16 and 21, when six houses in the North Quincy, Puritan Drive, and Adams Street area were broken into either through a window or door, Barkas said in a telephone interview.

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After police warned residents about the break-ins, they seemed to stop, police said in a Facebook post. But the four recent incidents on North Central Avenue and Tyler, Everett, and Belmont streets led police to send a second warning Wednesday.

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Police said they have increased patrols in the area and are advising residents to look out for suspicious behavior or vehicles in their neighborhood, especially around 4 to 6 p.m.

Some examples of suspicious behavior include:

• An unknown party walking around a neighbor’s home

• An unfamiliar person(s) sitting in a vehicle for extended periods of time (that could be acting as a lookout)

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• A unknown vehicle that keeps circling the block

• Someone who knocks on a front door and heads towards the back of the house when no one answers

Police said that although these behaviors could be innocent, residents should not hesitate to call police to be certain they are safe.

Police ask any one with information on the incidents, or with helpful surveillance footage, to contact the Quincy detective bureau at 617-745-5764.

Katie Camero can be reached at katie.camero@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @camerokt.