More than 60 units at Pawtucket storage facility broken into

PAWTUCKET – Dozens of storage units at a CubeSmart self-storage facility on Concord Street were broken into late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, according to Pawtucket police.

A suspect or suspects have not yet been identified, said Pawtucket police Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort.

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, officers conducting their regular patrols discovered a van with its engine running backed up to a fence surrounding the storage facility, he said.

A hole had been cut into the fence, he said, and the van was full of miscellaneous items, such as heaters and leaf blowers.

Police later learned that the van belonged to the Goodwill in Providence and had been stolen earlier on Monday, LeFort said.

The number of units that were broken into is “well over 60,” LeFort said. The police are continuing to receive reports from people who had items stolen out of their units.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage from the facility to try to identify the suspect or suspects, he said.

A message left at CubeSmart’s Pawtucket facility was not immediately returned on Wednesday.

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