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Easton Police Arrest Westwood Man for Housebreak

A Westwood man was arrested and suspected of multiple housebreaks in Easton.

A Westwood man was arrested Thursday after an investigation in which police were able to link him to a recent Easton burglary.

Police said the investigation is continuing and further arrests are expected.

Christopher Gentile, 29, of 139 Porter St Westwood was arrested charges of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, and released on $10,000 bail.

Police said they received a call from a Randall Street resident on Tuesday who said he saw a 2004 Lexus with two “well dressed” men, one carrying a clipboard, walking around his neighbor’s home. 

According to police, the neighbor saw them go to the rear of the house and a short time later walk back toward the car carrying a pillowcase that appeared to be filled. When the neighbor confronted the suspects they allegedly told him to mind his own business and then they left in the vehicle headed toward Bay Road.

A subsequent investigation by Det. Sgt. John Lynn and Det. Leonard Coe located the vehicle in Roslindale and helped lead police to Gentile, police said.

Some stolen items were recovered as a result of the investigation.

Police are still searching for Gentile's accomplice.

"We believe this suspect along with his accomplice are responsible for multiple housebreaks in Easton," Easton Police Chief said.

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