Two men were arrested by Braintree police at the South Shore Plaza last Friday evening after they allegedly stole from Macy's.
Police also found a butterfly knife and prescription pills on one of the men, and the other was charged with additional crimes after he allegedly stole a Cheesecake Factory's employee's keys and tried to get into her vehicle.
Michael J. Sartori, 24 of Dorchester, was charged with shoplifting, carrying a dangerous weapon, and illegal possession of Class C and E controlled substances, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Brian M. Giguere, 31 of Revere, was charged with larceny from a building, breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle and shoplifting.
Loss prevention detained Sartori when they saw him make two trips to the fitting room at Macy's and conceal merchandise, Jenkins said. Giguere got away initially with a $200 North Face jacket.
Police caught up with Giguere after they viewed video surveillance of him and Officer Brendan McLaughlin was flagged down about a report of a Factory employee having her iPhone and keys stolen from her purse.
"While speaking with the woman and another employee who observed a man lingering in the area of the hostess station, Officer McLaughlin heard a car panic alarm sound and observed a man matching the description of the second man from the Macy’s larceny opening a car door," Jenkins said.
"The Cheesecake employee stated that it was her car that the man was about to enter and that she did not know him. As Officer McLaughlin approached the man, he recognized him from the Macy’s video as being Sartori’s companion and placed him under arrest."