On Wednesday evening, responded to a residence on Howard Street that had been burglarized at some point during the day.
The homeowner, who had been gone from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. that day, returned home to find that his house had been broken into, the suspect gaining entry by breaking a second floor window.
Mostly electronic items were stolen.
" we feel that it is possible that the person who broke into this house may be responsible for the " said Sgt. Det. Brian Griffin.
In a one week period, eight homes have been broken into, and one attempted break-in, in Northborough.
"In some cases, houses have been alarmed and dogs have been present," said Griffin. "One interesting note is the houses where there are dogs present the suspect(s) usually moves the dog to another room of the house or outside. So when the victims come home they find there house broken into and their dog in another area of the house where it shouldn’t be."
Police continue to follow several leads.