Bill Weld’s Manchester, N.H., campaign office broken into twice in two days

Former Massachusetts governor William Weld in November.
Former Massachusetts governor William Weld in November.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Former Massachusetts governor William F. Weld’s presidential campaign office in Manchester, N.H., was broken into twice in two days this week, along with other businesses in this week, police in that city said.

Weld’s campaign office at 25 Lowell St. was one of three businesses broken into Tuesday night or early Wednesday, Manchester, N.H., police said in a statement.

A business owner reported that someone burglarized Weld’s office and four other businesses in the building again around 1:50 a.m. Thursday, police said in another statement Thursday.

“The first office was the Bill Weld Campaign Office where only a few items were taken,” police said about the Wednesday burglaries. “From that office the suspect forced entry into Snapshot Photography. This business was hit the hardest, it had been ransacked and thousands of dollars of merchandise taken.”


The burglar or burglars then broke into another business on the floor below Snapshot, police said. They did not take anything.

Weld’s office and the other businesses were broken into the second time between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Businesses in the building were also broken into in the period between Nov. 27 and Nov. 30, police said.

Weld is currently seeking the 2020 Republican nomination for president. Police are asking anyone with information about the burglaries to call 603-668-8711.

It’s not the first time that there’s been a break-in at a candidate’s office in Manchester during this campaign.

In October, police investigated an overnight burglary at Senator Elizabeth Warren’s New Hampshire campaign office. Items from the office, located in a three-floor commercial building on Chestnut Street, were reported missing the morning of Oct. 24 by an employee, police said.

A neighboring office also showed signs of a break-in. Warren’s New Hampshire communications director, Andrew Taverrite, said in October that there was “no reason to believe this was targeted to the campaign or is anything further than a regular break-in.”


Globe Correspondent Maria Lovato contributed to this report. Alyssa Lukpat can be reached at alyssa.lukpat@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AlyssaLukpat.