SOUTHBOROUGH – Police have identified a man they said is responsible for coordinating several break-ins in three states, including a Southborough liquor store in July.

According to a release, Troy Stone of Rhode Island and formerly of Worcester, has been taken into custody in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, after an investigation.

The break-ins have been occurring in the past three months, and a task force with police departments throughout Massachusetts, including Southborough and Northborough, was formed to investigate.

Southborough Police Telecommunication officer Kyle DeVincent developed a lead, which was investigated by Southborough Detective Kith Nichols, according to the release.

“That led to the big break in the rash of multi-state burglaries that law enforcement needed,” police wrote.

The task force discovered that Stone was coordinating the break-ins and got a search warrant for his Woonsocket home. There, they found evidence of several break-ins. Police wrote that more suspects are currently being investigated and identified.


Video shows burglars steal cigs and liquor in Southborough

“Due to the multi-jurisdictional aspects of the crime, charges are pending in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire,” police wrote in the release. “Once charges are formally filed, more information will be made available.”

The Sperry’s Liquors burglary occurred on July 29. Police said a store security video showed two people broke into the Rte. 9 store at 4:20 a.m. The two masked people are seen on the video crawling on the floor to avoid being caught by security cameras. Police said the suspects stole cigarettes and liquor.

It is not known when Stone will be brought to Massachusetts to face charges.

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