Somerville businesses hit by burglaries, assault reported in Assembly Row

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SOMERVILLE — Somerville Police are investigating a series of burglaries at local businesses and an assault at Assembly Row, according to recent police reports.

Officers responded to a commercial breaking and entering incident on April 14 at around 9:18 p.m. in Union Square.

Upon arrival, they found damage to the back of the store and a disabled alarm system.

An ATM machine had been sawed open and its cash removed.

Additionally, cash from two registers and numerous cartons of cigarettes were stolen.

Another break-in occurred on April 15 shortly after 2:22 a.m. at a business on Broadway.

Responding to an alarm, officers discovered a partially open side door and several cameras obscured with spray paint.

A walkthrough revealed no items out of place, and no theft was reported.

On the morning of April 16, around 8:43 a.m., police were called to a business in Assembly Row for a reported assault.

The victim told officers that during an argument inside the store, a male pushed him, causing him to fall.

Police are also investigating a spree of other crimes, including eight car break-ins, one motor vehicle vandalism, three acts of vandalism, three bicycle thefts, two package thefts, and four motor vehicle thefts.

The Somerville Police Department is seeking information from the public and encourages anyone with knowledge of these incidents to come forward.

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