The South End Buttery and Newbury Street’s Niketown were both robbed early Friday morning by a man who then tried to sell the stolen merchandise.
At about 2:47 a.m. Friday, a man damaged the door of the South End Buttery on Shawmut Avenue and broke into the restaurant and took a computer, coffee maker, and label maker, according to Boston Police.
A restaurant employee cleaning at the time of the break-in told police the suspect—who appeared to be injured—then fled through a nearby alley toward Tremont Street.
Less than an hour later, the front window of Niketown at 200 Newbury St. was found damaged and a number of Nike brand jackets were stolen, according to police.
About a block away, outside the 7-Eleven convenience store at 261 Dartmouth St. police found abandoned property in front of the store. Store employees told police a man tried to sell them Nike clothing before fleeing on foot toward Exeter Street several minutes earlier.
Police then found several men at the W. Newton and St. Botolph Street 7-Eleven with Nike clothing with the tags still attached at about 4:30 a.m. The men said they found the jackets near Blackwood and St. Botolph streets next to a bicycle, according to the police report.
At around 4:45 a.m., Northeastern University Police saw a man fitting the description of the suspect in the area of Tremont Street and Northampton Street wearing a yellow Nike Live Strong sweatshirt and carrying several Nike items.
The suspect, Juan Maddox, 44, of Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering into a building, larceny over $250, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property