WAYLAND — One man was in custody and a second remained at large Thursday morning after police in Braintree found the pair with an ATM that was stolen from a Wayland convenience store.
Wayland Police Chief Sean Gibbons said the ATM was stolen from Wayland Variety and Deli on Boston Post Road (Route 20) sometime early Wednesday morning.
“They broke into the store and stole the ATM," Gibbons said. “They carried it out the door.”
Gibbons is not sure of the ATM's weight, other than that it's smaller than what's usually found in a convenience store. He said the amount of money inside the ATM hasn't been determined, but it could have been as much as $4,000.
In a press release, Braintree police said that at about 3:15 a.m. Thursday, an officer on patrol saw a “suspicious” vehicle parked near a church on Common Street. The officer saw two men standing outside the car beside an ATM.
Police said that upon seeing the officer, the two men fled, one in the vehicle and the other on foot. The suspect in the vehicle was able to escape after a short pursuit.
The vehicle, a Honda CRV with a Connecticut license plate, matched the vehicle used by the suspects who stole the ATM in Wayland, Braintree police said.
Officers, with the help of a police dog, tracked and found the suspect who had run off. He was hiding under a tarp. Police arrested the 22-year-old man, who had addresses in Massachusetts and Connecticut. His identity was not released.
Braintree police charged the man with receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Quincy District Court.
Gibbons said Wayland police Detectives were in Braintree investigating the incident.
“Just because he’s in possession of it, doesn’t mean he stole it,” said Gibbons. “We still have to investigate our end of it. Our detectives are working diligently on the case.”
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