Norwell: Two men arrested after attempted break-in at Grove Street house

A suspicious Norwell homeowner was able to alert police to two men who were apparently scoping out her home.

Monday afternoon about 1:15, a Grove Street resident was approached by a man who had knocked on her door, saying that he was looking to do some yard work, while another man went around to the back of the house. The woman said “I don’t know you” and while she was starting to call 9-1-1, the man yelled for the other man behind the house and they took off in a car.

A Norwell police cruiser spotted the men, put on his emergency lights to try to stop their vehicle, then proceeded into Hingham on Route 228.

Hingham police assisted in the pursuit.

The car finally pulled over onto Bucket Mill Lane, a dead end street.

The suspects then fled from the car. One was apprehended quickly and a k-9 from Hingham pursued the other suspect.

The dog, “Axel”, and his handler James Foss, were able to apprehend the second suspect. Both men are being charged by Norwell police with numerous charges including: breaking and entering, larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and driving to endanger.

Police say the car was reported stolen out of Brookline.

A search of the vehicle revealed contents from another home on Grove Street.

Police are investigating whether the men are tied to any other break-ins.

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