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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Man Sentenced to 3-4 Years in State Prison

On August 18, 2013, Brookline Police received reports of an attempted breaking and entering into offices at 7 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA. During the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that it involved 3 separate offices. Entry was only gained at one office where items were missing. The office was in a state of disarray with papers and other objects moved around. There was a briefcase and polo shirt missing. A coke botle and red t-shirt were also discovered. Various items were taken for processing.

On January 14, 2015, a Brookline Police Department Detective recieved a report from the State Lab that the DNA on the shirt was individualized to a Gerard Cribbie. Cribbie was at this point in 2015 serving a sentence for a similar incident that had occurred on August 6, 2013 within several hundred yards of the Harvard Street incident. This gave him a familiarity with the basic scene. Cribbie was found guily in Massachusetts Superior Court for Breaking & Entering in Nightime with Intent to Commit Felony, and 2 counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering with Intent to Commit Felony. Cribbie received a sentence of 3-4 years in a Massachusetts State Prison.

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