Police arrest suspected serial robbers in Randolph
Reported by Adam Harding
RANDOLPH, Mass. (WHDH) -- -
Police have arrested what they believe is a group of serial robbers suspected in multiple burglaries along the east coast.
Pecola Brewington, 49, Tracy Adams, 49 and Tyrone Moore, 50, were placed under arrest in Quincy and brought to the Randolph Police Department after fleeing a robbery.
The owner of Murray’s Furs in Randolph called police on Friday after he believed two people shoplifted from his store.
Police said the getaway driver nearly ran over the owner when they took off.
The car was stopped a short time later on Route 93. Police found approximately $29,000 worth of clothing and furs in the car.
The group is suspected of also having a hand in a robbery at the Saratoga Saddlery Boutique in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. earlier in the week.
Police uncovered a list of numerous high-end stores during the investigation, leading officials to believe that the group also hit up stores in Boston, Northamption, Concord, N.H., Brooklyn and in Pennsylvania, among countless others.
Officials said in a press release that the suspects had a system. Two of the three individuals would enter a store while a third party placed a call to the store to distract an employee. The male was usually dressed up as a woman, earning the name "the Cross Dressing Bandit."
All three suspects are appearing before a judge on Monday in Quincy District Court
WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114