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.