Boston Police credit EMTs for detaining one of two suspects in an early morning break in at a Boston Street convenience store.
Police say the men used two bricks to smash in the front door of DJ's European Market and Deli at 120 Boston St. around 4:30 this morning and loaded up a black plastic trash bag with cigarettes and scratch tickets.
Boston EMTs heard the door's glass breaking and saw the two fleeing. The guy with the loot bag furiously pedaled away on a bicycle, only to fall off it about a block and a half away, which let the EMTs catch up to him and detain him until police could arrive. The other guy, on foot, had no similar balance problems and ran away.
Police say when officers arrived, they found the EMTs detaining Thien Nguyen, 39, and spotted "a black Giant Alight bicycle and black plastic trash bag filled with lottery tickets and cigarette packs on the sidewalk near the suspect."
Nguyen was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny. His accomplice, last spotted near Harvest Street, was described as about 5'7" with a thin build, a light complexion and wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and a mask.