Police Briefs 12-20-2018


Unwanted return visitor

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, at around 4:45 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a known shoplifter at Victoria’s Secret at 82 Newbury St.

On arrival, officers met with a loss-prevention investigator, who said he observed a male suspect, known to have shoplifted from Victoria’s Secret on previous occasions, place three bottles of Love Star perfume, values at $116.88, in his coat pocket and then leave the store without paying for the merchandise.

During a pat-frisk of the suspect, police recovered the three allegedly pilfered bottles of perfume from his person. The suspect told officers he had never shoplifted from the store prior to this incident.

The suspect was charged with larceny – shoplifting under $200 and transported to District 4 headquarters, where he was booked in the usual manner.

Bombs away

On Thursday, Dec. 13, at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers responded to 222 Berkeley St. for a bomb threat.

Upon arrival, police spoke to the director of security who said the company had received three emails stating if they didn’t pay a $20,000 Bitcoin ransom, a bomb would explode on the premises.

Police seized the emails as evidence, and the Bomb Unit was notified of the threats.

That same day at about 4:30 p.m., police responded to 142 Berkeley St. for another bomb threat.

On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim who was instructed to pay a $20,000 Bitcoin ransom or a bomb would explode.

The Bomb Unit was duly notified of the incident.

Vest-ed interest

On Sunday, Dec. 16, at around 7:23 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a shoplifter in custody at Saks Fifth Avenue at 1 Ring Road.

Upon arrival, store security told officers that the female suspect had attempted to steal a red Canada Goose vest, with a $440.63 price tag, by putting it on and then concealing the vest beneath her own winter coat. The suspect then continued to shop throughout the store before leaving through its Ring Road street exit.

When security guards confronted the suspect outside the store, she attempted to flee on foot down Ring Road towards Boylston Street. Security guards were then able to apprehend the suspect and recover the stolen vest.

The suspect was charged with shoplifting by asportation and transported to the police station, where she was booked without incident.

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