Detectives are seeking to identify the individuals in attached photo as part of an investigation regarding a recent larceny incident on Newbury Street.

Incident Description:

On October 1, 2010 at 3:14pm, a larceny occurred at Chanel, located at 5 Newbury St. It was reported that the suspects took about 40 handbags, two jackets and other accessories. The group fled across Arlington St. through the Public Gardens.

The suspects are described as:

• BM, 5’08”, heavy build, wearing a white polo with blue stripes

• BM, 6’02”, heavy build, wearing dark clothing, about 20-30 years old

• BM, 5’07”, medium build, dark clothing, about 20-30 years old and;

• BM, unknown height about 20-30 years old.

These individuals are NOT wanted at this time. This information is being provided for identification purposes only.

Contact Information:

If you have any information regarding the above pictured individuals please contact D4 Detectives at 617-343- 5619. Individuals who wish to provide information in an anonymous manner may do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Safety Tips:

The Boston Police Department would like to remind our partners in the retail business community to take certain measures to avoid being victimized. The number of security cameras as well as their placement is a very important deterrent. Staffing also serves as a deterrent. A sufficient number of employees are needed to cover the retail areas of your business if you do not employee security staff. An employee should be located toward the front of the store in order to deter a thief from simply running into the store and running out again with unpaid merchandise. Also, placement of expensive merchandise away from the front entrance is also an effective strategy. Please, call 911 immediately if you observe someone that you believe is acting suspicious or that you recognize from previous shoplifting incidents. Also, spread the word to your fellow merchants so that there are more “eyes” watching for these repeat offenders. We understand that some of these suggestions might conflict with your marketing needs. However, we would be more than happy to visit your business and provide you with a security assessment that balances those needs while keeping your security needs in mind. Please do not hesitate to contact our Community Service Office for more information at 617-343-4457.