Daily Dose of Great Police Work: M&M's Stealing Thief Placed Under Arrest After Breaking into Family Dollar


At about 3:59 AM, Friday, February 07, 2014, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an Alarm in the area of 459 West Broadway Street (Family Dollar) in South Boston.

On arrival, officers observed the male suspect crawling under what appeared to be a half opened metal security grate which was protecting the front entrance of the store. Officers noted that the suspect appeared to be wearing a mask (similar to a sleeping mask) which was covering most of his face, as well as, a hood and plastic surgical gloves. The suspect was also carrying a large black plastic trash bag with merchandise inside. Upon seeing officers, the suspect promptly dropped the trash bag and attempted to walk away from the scene. When asked to explain what he was doing in a closed store, the suspect stated that, given the fact it was trash day, he was simply looking in the trash. As officers searched the contents of the trash bag, they found a wide variety of merchandise from the store, including several packages of M&M's, electronic beard trimmers and multiple cell phones. The suspect was placed under arrest.

Arrested was David Williams, 50, of Boston. Williams is charged with Breaking and Entering of a Building, Larceny Over $250, and Destruction of Personal Property.