TEWKSBURY — Police Chief Ryan Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department is investigating the theft of almost $6,000 worth of electronics from a local cell phone store.
On Monday, Dec. 26, at approximately 7:38 p.m., Tewksbury Police responded to T-Mobile, 345 Main St., for a report of a theft in progress.
Responding officers learned from store employees that an individual entered the store, declined an offer of assistance from employees, and then grabbed four iPhones and four Apple Watches before fleeing to the parking lot.
The estimated value of the phones and watches is $5,929.
Responding officers canvassed the area around the store and checked video surveillance but they were unable to locate the suspect.
A similar incident was reported at a T-Mobile store in a neighboring community about an hour earlier. Police are investigating whether the same suspect was involved in both incidents.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall, wearing a black puffy jacket, a black and green hat, red sweatpants, black sneakers and a blue neck warmer over his face.
Tewksbury Police urge anyone who has information about this incident to call 978-851-7373. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 978-851-0175, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.