FRAMINGHAM – Framingham and Massachusetts State Police arrested a trio of individuals yesterday, as part of an organized shoplifting ring.
TJX called Framingham Police Tuesday night around 5:30 p.m. to report multiple individuals stealing items from their HomeSense store at Shoppers World at 1 Worcester Road in Framingham, said Lt. Patricia Grigas.
TJX said two individuals went in the store with an empty shopping cart and then left the store with two shopping carts filled with items, valued at more than $1,300, said Lt. Grigas.
When Framingham Police arrived, the individuals had already left Shoppers World, but their vehicle was stopped on the Mass Pike eastbound in Weston, by Mass State Police, said Framingham Lt. Grigas.
The value of the items stolen were $1,316.
Police arrested on the Mass Pike three individuals at 5:55 p.m. yesterday, March 9.
Arrested by police were Paulino Fernandes Alfonso, 33, of 29 Weston Road of Brockton. Cleusa DePina, 35, of 16 Green Place of Brockton, and Ernestina DePina, 38, of 84 South Leyden Street of Brockton.
All three were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime over $1,200 and organized retail larceny.
The three are being investigated for other TJX store thefts in Massachusetts, including Brockton where they all reside, explained police.
They were scheduled to be arraigned at Framingham District Court today, March 10.
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