Weymouth police nab suspect in attempted break-ins, recover stolen goods

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WEYMOUTH — A man was arrested Tuesday morning after attempting to break into a Front Street home, Weymouth Police Department reported.

At about 9:30 a.m., officers responded to an alarm triggered by a rear sliding door at a residence.

The homeowner, monitoring the situation through a camera system, witnessed Edward Davis, 33, who is homeless in Weymouth but formerly of Wellfleet, trying to enter his home.

As the alarm sounded, Davis fled, but police quickly cordoned off the area.

A description of the suspect was broadcasted, with the homeowner providing real-time updates through a doorbell communication system.

Davis was caught a few hundred yards from the scene after a short pursuit on foot.

Police found Davis carrying a pry bar hidden in his jacket and a blue bucket containing two piggy banks labeled with a boy and girl’s name.

Weymouth detectives are asking anyone missing these items to contact them at 781-335-1212.

Further investigation linked Davis to another attempted house break-in on Congress Street on March 11.

Davis faces charges for attempting to commit a crime, specifically two counts of breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, one for each incident on Front and Congress Streets.

He is also charged with possession of burglarious tools and receiving stolen property under $1,200.

Additionally, Davis had outstanding warrants from Barnstable Superior Court and Hingham District Court.

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