Police Working to ID 'Senior Living Community' Thief

Danvers police have released security camera images of a man they are looking to identify.

Danvers police are hoping to ID a thief who allegedly stole a safe and electronics from a “senior living community” over the weekend.

Several clear photos were released on Wednesday showing the suspect, who police said has also struck at least one other similar facility. The Danvers theft happened on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The exact name of the facility that was victimized is being withheld, to start, to preserve the investigation, said police spokesman Sgt. Robert Bettencourt.

“We want to get the pictures out there today and tomorrow,” he said on Wednesday.

It is believed the man in the photos struck a similar facility in Waltham, he said. Waltham police have a surveillance photo – that has not been publicly released - that looks similar, Bettencourt said.

It is likely the same person may have struck other facilities between Danvers and Waltham too, he said.

“We think there may have been more than a couple,” he said.

In Danvers, the man stole items from staff offices and a recreational room. Bettencourt said the man did not have any encounters with residents or staff. He was also spotted in a different “senior living facility” in Danvers on Sunday, Jan. 14, police said.

“There is no information suggesting any patient or resident’s personal information was accessed or stolen,” police said in its statement.

After the weekend incidents, Danvers police contacted  all nursing, assisted living and rehabilitation facilities in Danvers, police said, providing them with photos of the suspect.

“All facilities were requested to review physical security and access control policies and to report any suspicious persons or activities immediately to the police,” Bettencourt said.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Danvers Police Detective Robert Sullivan at 978-774-1388.


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