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Waltham Men Arrested For Breaking Into Tewksbury Businesses

Apr 28, 2015 02:02PM ● By Bill Gilman

Donald Gillis, left, and David Florio, both of Waltham, were arrested for breaking into multiple Tewksbury businesses.

Tewksbury Police have arrested two Waltham men in connection with break-ins at a pair of Tewksbury businesses earlier this month.

Officers arrested Donald Gillis, 45, of 96 Taylor St, Waltham on April 17 and arrested David Florio, 40, of 19 Gardner St, Waltham on April 23. According to investigators, the pair broke into two commercial buildings in Tewksbury, located on Woburn and East Streets on April 16.

According to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, detectives were able to connect these suspects to the crimes with the assistance of video surveillance and the Waltham Police Department.  Numerous pieces of construction and welding equipment were recovered from Gillis' home at 96 Taylor St., Waltham. 

Gillis has been charged with breaking and entering/nighttime/felony, larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property over $250.  

Florio was charged with breaking and entering/nighttime/felony, two counts of larceny over $250, three counts of malicious destruction of property and receiving stolen property over $250.  

Both suspects have been arraigned at Lowell District Court.   

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to  


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