Two Watertown homes were broken into last week, and Watertown Police are investigating the incidents where valuables were stolen.
The burglaries took place on Walnut Street and in a nearby home on Franklin Street.
A Walnut Street resident came home from work on Nov. 22 around 7:45 p.m. to find the rear door wide open, and the window to a first-floor bedroom window was also open, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.
“The bedroom was completely ransacked,” said O’Connor, who added that other rooms in the house had items disturbed.
Approximately $2,500 in property was taken from the home, O’Connor said. Police believe the intruder came in through the window and left out the rear door.
On Nov. 24, a Franklin Street resident returned home after being away since the afternoon of the 22nd, and found the backdoor ajar. The lock on the backdoor had been damaged, O’Connor said.
The resident called police, who checked out the house and did not find anyone inside.
“The entire residence had been ransacked,” O’Connor said. “Detectives responded and processed the scene. About $6,000 in property was taken.”
The burglaries may be linked, O’Connor said.
“We believe both break ins occurred on (Nov. 22),” O’Connor said.
Police are investigating and are asking for help from anyone in the neighborhood who may have seen anything that day. Watertown Police can be contacted at 617-972-6500.