A series of breaking and enterings hit Boston’s North and South Ends
Hours after a 44-year-old man was arrested for breaking and entering in the South End, three North End residents told police their apartments were robbed. Now, police are searching for the suspects.
Around 5:45 p.m. Friday, Boston Police responded to a call of robberies at two apartments on Salem Street.
Two female victims said that upon arriving home, they found their front doors had been forced open, and belongings had been taken.
Another male victim said his front door was damaged, but whoever tried to get inside was unsuccessful.
Boston Police have not made any arrests in those cases, however they were able to nab a man suspected of robberies in the South End.
Around 2:47 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress at The Buttery at 312 Shawmut Avenue.
On arrival, officers spoke to a restaurant employee who said that while cleaning, he saw the suspect carrying a computer, coffee maker and a label maker. The employee said the suspect fled the area through a nearby alley toward Tremont Street, and noticed damage to the restaurant’s door.
Less than an hour later, officers responded to a call for an alarm at 200 Newbury St., at Niketown. On arrival, officers saw damage to a front window, secured the perimeter, called for back up and searched the building for suspects. A store employee later told police an undetermined amount of Nike jackets were stolen.
A short distance away, officers saw what appeared to be abandoned property in front of 261 Dartmouth Street, 7-11 convenience store. Officers spoke with employees of the store who stated, several minutes earlier, an unknown male entered the store and attempted to sell Nike brand clothing. Officers broadcast a description of the suspect who fled on foot toward Exeter Street/ Huntington Avenue.
While canvasing the area, at about 4:30am, officers observed several males at W. Newton Street and St. Botolph Street (7-11 Store), who were in possession of what appeared to be stolen Nike clothing with tags still attached. The males stated to officers they found the jackets in the area of Blackwood Street and St. Botolph Street near a bicycle. Officers seized the bicycle from the scene.
At about 4:45am. Northeastern University Police observed a man fitting the description of the suspect in the area of Tremont Street and Northampton Street wearing a yellow Nike Live Strong sweatshirt and carrying several Nike items.
Juan Maddox, 44, of Boston, was charged with Breaking and Entering into a Building, Larceny Over $250, Receiving Stolen Property and Malicious Destruction of Property.