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Lowell Man Sought for Pepperell Car Breaks

March 18, 2019

PEPPERELL -- Police are on the lookout for a Lowell man accused of breaking into several vehicles and stealing a variety of items, including cash and credit cards, in the Merrimac Drive neighborhood.

David Fragoza, 33, is charged with nine counts breaking and entering into a vehicle with intent to commit a felony and five counts of larceny, according to a Pepperell Police Department press release issued Monday.

Several residents of the Merrimac Drive neighborhood contacted police on March 11 to report the break-ins.

Using evidence located at the scenes of the break-in, Detective John Coburn was able to identify the footwear of the suspect, police said. The footwear was later matched to a suspect captured on surveillance video while using one of the stolen credit cards.

Coburn worked with area police departments to secure a photo of the suspect, identified as Fragoza through the video surveillance, according to police.

Pepperell police secured a warrant for the 33-year-old at Ayer District Court on Monday.

“I want to commend Detective Coburn for his hard, investigative work on this case,” Pepperell Police Chief David Scott said in Monday’s release. “His knowledge, dedication and specialized training allowed the Pepperell Police Department to quickly identify this suspect and obtain a warrant for his arrest.”

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