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South End Buttery, Niketown robbed of equipment, merchandise

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  November 19, 2012 09:26 AM

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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
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