Somerville Target store employee charged with theft www.privateofficer.com
Somerville MA Jan 19 2012 Police officers were dispatched to the Target store on Somerville Avenue last Wednesday to investigate a reported case of employee theft.
Upon arrival, the officers were met by loss prevention personnel and advised that an employee of the store, Jamal Crews-Williams, 20, was being held on suspicion of stealing items from the store, according to reports.
Police were reportedly told that items taken from the store were placed in a backpack owned Crews-Williams and that it was located in the employee area on the coat rack.
The witnesses, with the aid of the surveillance system, were able to see the Crews-Williams place items in his backpack that was then taken, by the defendant, to the employee area and placed on the coat rack, which is located beyond any point of sales, police said.
Crews-Williams was reportedly approached by the loss prevention officer and taken into the office to wait for the police.
Police and store personnel searched the backpack and reportedly found numerous MP3 players, video games, a portable gaming system, a memory card and three ear bud type head phones, which totaled $769.90 in value, according to police.
Crews-Williams was placed under arrest and charged with larceny over $250 and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.