The Wellesley Police Department recently solved two burglaries to commercial businesses in Wellesley Square.
Just prior to 6 AM on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, two Wellesley stores were burglarized in Wellesley Square near the Library. Both of the stores had an unknown suspect force their way inside and steal cash, as well as a computer. Neither business had an alarm system, and the computer taken was important to the operation of the business.
Wellesley Police Officers, assisted by Babson College Police Officers, responded to the scene after the burglaries were discovered by the store owners. After securing the area, Wellesley Police Detectives responded to the scene and processed the area for evidence. While speaking with other neighboring businesses, detectives were able to view security video and identify a suspect and the vehicle he drove at the time of break in. Traffic cameras in the area provided further identifying information for the vehicle.
Detectives were able to identify the vehicle as belonging to a rental car company, and after serving a search warrant, were able to identify the suspect who rented the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to determine where the suspect attempted to sell the stolen computer, and subsequently were able to recover it for the Wellesley business.
Wellesley Detectives then applied for, and received a search warrant for the suspect’s place of residence. After serving the warrant, detectives and officers recovered additional property and evidence from the Wellesley burglary. The suspect, identified as 38 year old Kamar Cummings of Roslindale, Massachusetts, was arrested at his residence by Wellesley Police, Detectives from the NORPAC Task Forces, and Boston Police on March 8, 2022.
Mr. Cummings was arraigned at Dedham District Court on March 8 and was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, and two counts of larceny from a building. All are felony charges.
The Wellesley Police Department is working with other communities and police departments on this investigation, which is still ongoing.