Police Investigating a String of Break-Ins in Orient Heights Square

A thief is on the loose and responsible for several break-ins at popular restaurants in Orient Heights Square.

The thief first struck on July 1 at night long after Orient Heights Square restaurants and bars are closed. The suspect broke into Renegades on Bennington Street and later hit Luna Restaurant on Saratoga Street across from Noyes Field.

The suspect returned on July 5 and hit Renegades for a second time.

“Our detectives are working on this case and have good video of the suspect and identified him as a person of interest,” said District A-7 Community Officer Dan Simons.

Simons said that the suspect is described as a white male driving a dark-colored pick-up truck.

“That’s all we have for now,” he said.

Renegades co-owner Gred Weinstock said the thief must have worked pretty quick to crack the safe and make off with some money.

“By the time our staff and kitchen crew clean up and are out of here it’s close to 3 a.m.,” he said. “Then someone is usually back at the restaurant by 8 a.m.”

Simons said community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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