Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty this week hailed the input and assistance the department is receiving in an on-going breaking and entering case on Grovers Ave., after surveillance video at a reported robbery scene was distributed through Face Book and other media outlets, resulting in a positive identification of the suspect in the alleged incident.
â€œWithin 24 hours of releasing this image to the public through media and face book, Detective Callinan had received several tips positively identifying the individual in the video,â€ explained Chief Delehanty. â€œWe are not releasing the identity of the individual at this time, because the case is still under investigation, but the suspect will be found and brought to justice.â€
According to police reports, the incident was first reported to police on August 15, when a video camera linked to a cable provider obtained the image of the suspect entering the home on Grovers Ave. and the alleged victims reported that a small safe with $2,500 in US currency had been taken from a first floor hallway in their apartment.
â€œThe collaboration with the public in helping us to solve this case has been fantastic,â€ stated Chief Delehanty. â€œFrom the surveillance video that was turned over to detectives, to the citizens who monitor our social media outlets, I was just very impressed by the input offered. This kind of collaboration will help us solve what would otherwise have been a very difficult case to solve.â€