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Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22nd


At approximately 11:30 Thursday morning, officers were dispatched to a store on Harvard St for a report of an attempted shoplifting. Upon arrival, the officers talked with an employee who told them that a man had come into the store shortly after 11:00 AM, asking for assistance finding a shirt. He was helped and tried on the shirt near the front of the store. He then put on his jacket, over the shirt belonging to the store, and attempted to exit the premises. When confronted by a store employee, the man took off the shirt and fled in the direction of Babcock St. Police are still investigating.

Officers were dispatched to Harvard St for a reported shoplifter, Thursday evening. The reporting party stated that she had watched a male and female pick up numerous items throughout the store. The female put store merchandise on the her own clothing and property. The male party had made a purchase at the store, then handed the shopping bag off to the female party. She then placed two unpaid for items within the bag holding the purchased ones. The female party was approached and willingly met with store employees. She will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for a shoplifting.

Officers responded to another attempted shoplifting that had occurred on Harvard St, Thursday evening. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the assistant store manager who relayed that a man had attempted to leave the store with a cart full of items. The assistant manager followed the male out of the store, approached and stopped him, then took the cart out of the suspect's possession. The male then walked away, entered his vehicle and proceeded to drive southbound. The store's assistant manager relayed vehicle information and the suspect was stopped shortly afterward by an officer. The vehicle and suspect were both identified and the man will be issued a summonsed to court for shoplifting.

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