Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Groveland Police Searching for Men Involved in Attempted Breaking and Entering
GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men who attempted to break into a business in town early Monday morning.
On June 11, at approximately 6:25 a.m., Groveland Police received a report of attempted breaking and entering at Groveland Gas, 908 Main St.
Upon arrival to the scene, a Groveland officer spoke with the owner, who pointed out that the attendant kiosk had a pane of glass broken. There was also a pair of rusted pliers next to the broken glass on the ground.
Video surveillance from the property shows two men, who appear to be in their 20s, pull up to the gas station in separate cars just before 3 a.m.
A black male with dark dreadlocks was seen operating a late 1990s/early 2000s black/dark blue four-door Ford F-150 with New Hampshire plates. The truck has an inspection sticker in the bottom corner of the driver’s side with the date 04/19.
The second vehicle appears to be a mid-2000s Chevy TrailBlazer with New Hampshire plates, which was operated by a white male who was wearing a gray hoodie. The white man is seen approaching the driver’s side of the F-150, near the attendant’s kiosk. He then looks in the glass door of the structure and attempts to break in. When he realizes there is a camera, the suspect hits it to displace its view.
After the men are unable to use the pliers to break all panes of glass, both get into their vehicles and leave heading northbound on School Street toward Haverhill.
“If anyone recognizes these suspects or their vehicles, we ask them to contact Groveland Police immediately,” Chief Gillen said.
Those with tips can report them, anonymously if they prefer, to the Groveland Police Department at 978-521-1212.