A 48-year-old Quincy man has been identified by Braintree police as the person behind an ATM theft at F1 Boston earlier this year and the attempted theft of money from a safe at a Braintree business on Saturday.
David Attardo was allegedly caught with his hand in a safe at McConnell Industries at 60 Garden Park in Braintree, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. He was found by an employee in a workers only area of the business while it was open and detained until police arrived.
Based on that incident, Attardo was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime (the room) and breaking and entering into a depository (the
safe), Jenkins said.
A companion, Peter J. Boylan, 46 of Quincy, was later arrested on a drug offense warrant. He was waiting outside, Jenkins said, and gave a false name to police at the time, but officers learned his true identity after he left the area.
Attardo also faces charges related to the theft of an ATM from F1 Boston on Wood Road in Braintree in January.
The ATM was found in Boston Harbor and Braintree detectives identified Attardo with the help of several sources, Jenkins said. One was a Wood Road business owner who saw an article about the theft in the Patriot Ledger and assisted in identifying the pickup truck Attardo allegedly used that night.