Boston Police report arresting a local man and a Wilmington woman on charges they used a rock to smash open a window at Laced, 426 Massachusetts Ave. which they then entered aand did a bit of personal looting in the store, which had been more massively looted this past Sunday night.
According to police, John Precourt, 43, of Boston, threw a rock into the store's window early this morning. He and Alelia Whalen, 30, of Wilmington, then entered and stole some items that caught their eyes - and grabbed money out of the register.
Police say the two didn't get too far, however. Around 1:45 a.m., even after taking time to view surveillance video at the store, they found Precourt less than half a block away, by the Southwest Corridor Park and holding a purple jacket - which officers returned to the stores owner.
Not long after, police say, they found Whalen in Chester Park, about a block and a half away from the store in the other direction, holding a blue and black backpack and a black coat, which also belonged to the store. She was arrested and the items also returned to the store, police say.
Both were charged with felony breaking and entering of a building in the nighttime and larceny of a building, polie say, adding Precourt was also charged with malicious destruction of property. Whalen was also charged with possession of Class A, C and E drugs after officers found various drugs on him, police say.