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Shoplifter Busted by Detail Officer During Macy's Holiday Marathon Hours

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Braintree police officer detailed to Macy's for its 24-hour marathon shopping event spotted a shoplifter with South Shore Plaza security early Saturday morning and charged him with stealing nearly $1,200 worth of merchandise.

Sergeant Phillip Yee was watching surveillance video with loss prevention and saw Sean J. Craig, 26 of Quincy, allegedly take several trips into the fitting rooms with items and emerge without them, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.

Craig then went out to a mini-van in the parking lot. When the suspect returned to Macy's, Yee looked and saw merchandise in the vehicle. Craig was later stopped on Common Street by other officers, who found the allegedly stolen merchandise.

Craig was charged with larceny over $250.

In consultation with Chief Jenkins and Plaza General Manager Rick Tonzi, Macy's employed a detail officer for its 24-hour shopping event being held from Friday, Dec. 21 through Monday, Dec. 24.

Vox Populi December 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Anytime the stores deviate from normal business hours, details should be a part of the standard operating procedure. Details protect the stores and the people shopping in them. The sector cars also provide a sense of security for employees coming and going at these odd hours. We need to face facts, this isn't Kansas anymore and even though the plaza is a good revenue partner, along with that revenue comes added costs for policing the area for the criminal elements that come along with the retail trade.

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