Last night around 6:37PM, an officer performing a detail on District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested suspects, Veronica L. Dufresna, 20, of West Roxbury and Katrina Brown, 20 of Boston and charged them with Larceny Over $250.00.
The officer who was performing a detail at Mission Park was flagged down by a security officer at 333 Longwood Ave. who informed him that female suspects had just stolen a purse from a victim who had walked away and briefly left the purse in a cart. The detail officer after a brief search located the two suspects at Mission Park Drive and New Whitney Street. After stopping the suspects, they informed the detail officer that they had left the victim’s purse at 330 Brookline Avenue where the purse was subsequently recovered.
Officers then spoke to the security officer who reported seeing the suspects on surveillance video walk past the victim’s purse, disappear out of sight of the camera and shortly thereafter reappear and walk out of the building. Officers after stopping the suspects were able to successfully recover not only the victim’s purse but also her cell phone and money from the suspects.