Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Watertown Police arrested a Dorchester man with items from both Target and Best Buy.
A Dorchester man had a shopping spree but put his items under his jacket rather than paying and he was caught by store security at Target in Watertown. On March 20 at 8:01 p.m., police went to the store after the suspect was caught allegedly trying to steal numerous items, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "Security observed a male enter the store, take a Jawbone music box valued at $299.99 placed it the under jacket and exit the store," Lawn said. "They found other items under his jacket - two pairs of Dr. Dre Beats Headphones worth $299.99." Police discovered that the headphones came from Best Buy, Lawn said. Eric R. Dalton, 35, of 399 Centre St. Apt. 3 in Dorchester, was arrested on charges of shoplifting of more than $100 and …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Store security tracked him down after he tried to leave the store with the floor model.
A Quincy man tried to grab a free iPhone 5 from Best Buy in Watertown, but store security chased him down on the street. On Dec. 9 at 4:06 p.m., a man identified as Fawzi Alfrihat of Quincy, came in and looked at the iPhone 5, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "Store security observed him looking at the display model, and then saw him walk out of the store with the display phone with the security tag and security wire still attached," Lawn said. Alfrihat then ran down Arsenal Street, but security caught up to him and grabbed him at the corner of Arsenal and Arlington streets, Lawn said. When police arrived they discovered Alfrihat also had a number of items of clothing and a Kindle Fire tablet, but did not have receipts to show he …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The man and woman kept on coming back for more items before security detained them.
Security at Best Buy spotted a man and a woman walking into and out of the store, each time leaving with another item. When they were stopped, the pair had taken five items worth more than $1,300. First one person took a 24-inch television worth $250 during the incident which occured on Oct. 3 at 8:03 p.m., said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. "They returned to the store, and security saw them take a remote control and an X Box game, put them in a bag and leave the store," Lawn said. The remote control is worth $349.99 and the X Box game cost $59.99, Lawn said. When Best Buy security stopped them, they also found they had two pairs of headphones, Lawn said, one worth $299 and the second $349. The two suspects, a 30-year-old woman …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The man allegedly took the items while waiting for his cell phone to be activated.
A 26-year-old Brighton man faces larceny charges after he tried to get some "free" accessories while waiting for his new cell phone to be activated at Best Buy in Watertown. On June 30 at 5:45 p.m., store employees called police when they realized a man how had just bought a phone also took a Lifeproof cell phone case and a Bose Bluetooth accessory, worth a total of $259.99, said Watertown Sgt. Thomas Grady. "Security was able to identify the suspect," Grady said. "They had the (cell phone) contract he signed with his phone numbers on it." Police contacted the man and he eventually returned the items, but not right away, Grady said. "He didn't cooperate at first," Grady said. Watertown Police will seek a warrant from Waltham District Court…
Monday, January 9, 2012
The store-within-a-stores are planned for 25 Target stores for areas that would not support a full-sized Apple Store. Watertown's Best Buy has an Apple Shop.
Mini Apple Stores will be moving into some Target stores around the country, reports AppleInsider, but no word whether Watertown's Target store will be one of the 25 locations. The goal is to move Apple into smaller metro areas, AppleInsider reports. Target has 1,752 stores, and is the second largest discount retail chain in the United States. Apple already has a space in the Best Buy in the Watertown Mall, the plaza where the Target is located. The Apple Shop inside the store sells Apple products and offers service through its Geek Squad tech support.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Retailers are upping the ante this Black Friday with bigger deals and longer store hours, but pollsters and economists disagree over the extent to which consumer spending will follow suit.
In an effort to lure more shoppers through their doors, retailers in and around Watertown are raising the stakes this Black Friday with bigger deals and longer store hours than last year. Both the Target at Watertown Mall and The Home Depot at Arsenal Mall will open an hour earlier than they did last year, at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. respectively. Outside the town, Kohl's stores will open at 3 a.m. and Walmarts at midnight. Moreover, retailers are driving up their door-buster deals: Target is offering 25 time-sensitive specials on Friday, up from 11 last year – although these are dwarfed by Kohl's 400 early-bird bargains, 100 more than last year, which will run for an extra hour. But as chain stores up the ante, pollsters and economists disagree …