Video games littered Arsenal Street after a shoplifting suspect tried to get rid of merchandise he allegedly stole as he ran from Watertown Police.
On March 10 at 3:37 p.m., security at Best Buy flagged down a police officer after spotting a man putting an Xbox game system in his backpack, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.
The suspect, later identified as Luis Rolando Triolet Jr., was then seen going into a bathroom and security believed he had numerous pieces of merchandise.
“The officer observed two males in the bathroom, one matching the description of the suspect,” O’Connor said. “When the officer spoke to the arrestee he became nervous, his hands were shaking, he began sweating. The suspect began walking away and then ran out the front door and into traffic on Arsenal Street.”
The officer ran after Triolet as he ran down the major roadway in East Watertown.
“The suspect began throwing items out of his bag into traffic,” O’Connor said.
After a brief struggle, Triolet was caught and arrested with the assistance of two additional police officers. Three Playstation 4 games were recovered, but the Xbox was missing.
“It is believed that the other person in the bathroom had it and left with it when the other suspect ran away,” O’Connor said.
Police arrested Triolet, 29, of Brighton, on charges of larceny over $250, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, O’Connor said.