Quick action by Boston police averted a car break-in in the South End over the weekend, authorities said.
Officers on patrol Sunday around 9:25 p.m. observed a heavy-set male allegedly breaking into a black Hyundai at 82 Pembroke St., police said.
After seeing the suspect rifling through the car’s interior, officers approached the suspect, at which point he attempted to shut the door and walk away.
When officers went to investigate the car, they observed an open glove compartment and center console, with items strewn about.
When speaking with the suspect, officers reported he had a number of cards in his hands, including an MBTA pass and said, “I found them but I didn’t get them from that car.”
Once the owner of the car was contacted, officers learned that the car’s glove box and center console were closed when it was originally parked and promptly arrested Marc Ross, 38, of Boston.
He was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, which according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, if convicted can carry a maximum penalty of up to twenty years in prison, for a felony charge.