Saturday, February 6, 2010

String of Best Buy burglaries -- Braintree, MA

A group of fast-moving thieves made off with some high-end electronics from the Best Buy store on Grossman Drive early Thursday morning.

The store was one of three local Best Buys hit by burglars on Thursday. The others were in Brockton and Dedham, where the thieves drove a vehicle through the doors of the store.

“We believe they are linked, obviously, and that’s what we’re investigating at this time,” said Dedham police Lt. Robert Nedder.

The Brockton store was hit at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday, the one in Dedham at about 5:15 a.m., and the one in Braintree at about 6:45 a.m.

Braintree Deputy Police Chief Russell Jenkins said a half-dozen Apple computers, a flat-screen TV, cell phones and video game systems were taken from the store.

Jenkins said the thieves, described as three men in hooded sweatshirts, were familiar with the layout of the store.

“They came in, and they were off and running,” Jenkins said. “They were in and gone very quickly.”

The burglars entered through the front doors of the store, which were open for an employee meeting.

To get through the inner doors, one of the burglars scaled a partition; he then let the others in, Jenkins said.

As the thieves left the store, “they were confronted by some of the employees,” but they were able to push past to make their escape in a white van, Jenkins said.

None of the employees were injured, he said.

The plate on the van had been reported stolen, Jenkins said.

Dedham police responded to an alarm from the Best Buy on Route 1.

Nedder said the thieves used a white Ford E-250 van to ram their way into the store. Afterward, the van’s two rear doors were pushed in, and its back windows were smashed.

Police also recovered a stolen box truck that had been left running in the parking lot of Sleepy’s, another store on Route 1.

Nedder said investigators believe the truck was part of the burglary scheme.

The license plates on the van and the truck had been taken from other vehicles, Nedder said.

1 comment:

Nikola said...

Isn't Braintree, MA the location of the payroll robbery Sacco and Vanzetti were accused of???

Obviously Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent of that particular act... the real robbers are apparently still on the loose.