Police charge two with Home Depot robbery www.privateofficer.com
WATERTOWN MA July 2 2011 — Two men were arrested after they allegedly attempted to steal a cart full of merchandise from Home Depot in Watertown.
On June 17, police responded to Home Depot on Arsenal Street around 5:15 p.m. after a security guard reported that two men had tried to steal a shopping cart of full of items by producing a receipt for an identical purchase.
According to reports, a security guard watched as the men walked around the store and placed identical items in each of their carts, but one of the men added a spray nozzle. The first suspect reportedly paid for the items in his cart and then left the store.
He reportedly returned and gave his receipt to the second suspect. The second suspect handed the first suspect’s receipt to the clerk at the store’s door and the security guard reportedly attempted to stop the suspect from leaving with the items.
The men reportedly fled but police were able to catch up with them and place them under arrest.
Frank Alfred, 48, of 244 Blue Hill Ave, #3, Roxbury, and Michael Mitchell, 44, of 16 Dayton Ave., Dorchester, were arrested and charged with larceny over $250.
Alfred was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked and an arrest warrant.