Man Arrested After Attempting to Steal Tons of Nail Polish

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Watertown Police arrested a man who tried to make off with dozens of bottles of nail polish from Stop & Shop.

When the man who allegedly tried to steal the items entered the supermarket on Watertown Street on Oct. 24 at 8:48 a.m. an employees recognized the man. He was suspected of taking items on previous occasions, said Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

“The man was seen placing nail polish in his backpack,” Lawn said.

When they stopped him, security found that he had 112 bottles of nail polish worth $585.68, Lawn said. He also had a warrant out for his arrest.

Al Cody, 56, of Boston, was arrested on charges of larceny over $250 and a warrant from Dorchester District Court for possession of a Class A drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws, Lawn said.

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