REPORT: Man Wanted In Jimmy Garage’s B&E Also Suspect In Gronk Burglary

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a report in Your Tewksbury Today, police have confirmed that the man suspected in burglaries at Wilmington and Tewksbury gas stations last week is one of the same men wanted in the break-in at New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski’s home.

The man in question is Shayne Denn, a 26-year-old resident of Tewksbury.  Foxborough Police allege Denn, along with Anthony Almedia, 31, of Randolph and Eric Tyrell, 28, of Foxborough, robbed Gronkowski’s home during Super Bowl weekend. Almedia was recently arrested and charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, two counts of receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property. Arrest warrants have been issued for Denn and Tyrrell, who remain on the run.

According to Wilmington Police, a man — believed to be Denn according to reports — crashed into Jimmy’s Garage on Main Street around 5am on Thursday, March 22.  (Fox25 reporter Stephanie Coueignoux tweeted out surveillance footage of the crash HERE.) The building had been burglarized, with an ATM theft attempted.

While investigating the Wilmington crash, Andover Police responded to a crash into a home on School Street in their town. The operator fled the scene. The vehicle involved matched the vehicle involved in the Jimmy’s Garage burglary.

While investigating the Andover crash, Andover and Wilmington officers were notified by Tewksbury Police that, around 6am that morning, Denn broke into Super Petroleum on Main Street in Tewksbury, where he was employed.

Anyone with any information on the suspect or these incidents are urged to call the Wilmington Police Department at 978-658-5071 or your local law enforcement agency.

The connection between Denn, the Tewksbury B&E and the Gronk burglary was first reported by Rob Mills of the Lowell Sun. Your Tewksbury Today further connected the dots to the Wilmington B&E.

Shayne Denn
Shanye Denn (photo from Rob Mills Twitter)

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