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Watertown Police Catch Couple After a String of Thefts from Best Buys Around Boston

The man and woman each took two laptop computers, and store security recognized the man from an incident the previous week.

Watertown Police tracked down a couple who had stolen laptops from Best Buy to a hotel in Saugus, where they were placed under arrest for the alleged thefts. Police believe they have done the same thing at Best Buys around the Boston area.

Best Buy security spotted a man who they recgonized from an Oct. 13 incident where a man came in and took two laptop computers. The man returned, this time with a woman. Both took two laptops, each, left the store, and got into a vehicle and drove away, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

Police discovered this was not the only store the couple had targeted, Lawn said.

"Best Buy security discovered the couple been going to all the Best Buys in Greater Boston including ones in Burlington, Braintree and Saugus," Lawn said. "All (the stores) had numerous thefts."

Later that day, police received information that the couple was at the Avalon Motel in Sagus, Lawn said.

Both were placed under arrest for the thefts at the Watertown Best Buy.

Charles G. Geraci, 39, of 185 Somerset Ave. in Winthrop, faces two counts of larceny over $250, and he has two warrants: one from East Boston District Court for assault with dangerous weapon, receiving stolen property and breaking and entering; and the second out of Boston District Court for shoplifting and assault with a dangerous weapon, Lawn said.

Kerry M. Sullivan, 26, of 28 Reynolds Ave. Apt. 1 in Everett, faces one count of larceny over $250, and has a warrant from Chelsea District Court for larceny, Lawn said.

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