Police Log: Suspect Steals Wallet From Break Room Locker

Tuesday, June 10

At 12:32 p.m., a Tremont Street resident reported a stolen cell phone. There were contractors working in the house and the cell phone went missing. Police spoke to the contractors, who denied taking the phone. Officers searched the property and found the cell phone was in an overgrown bushy area in front of the house. The resident said he did not want to pursue criminal charges.

At 1:16 p.m., a Woburn man reported identity theft. He said he received a letter to a bank welcoming him to the bank and saying he opened a new account. He contacted the bank, which said someone opened the account with the man’s social security number. No funds had been taken from the Woburn man.


Wednesday, June 11

At 1:31 p.m., police responded to PETCO about a stolen wallet from a break room. An employee said he walked into the break room and saw a man, who was not an employee, walking out. He reportedly said to the employee “this isn’t the bathroom” and walked away. Another employee said she noticed a lock to her locker was removed and a wallet was taken from her pocketbook. A second lock was also damaged. Police are investigating.


Thursday, June 12

At 2:38 a.m., police arrested Chong Chen, 55, 19 Strugis St., Apt. 3, Woburn, and charged him with domestic assault and battery. 


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