FRAMINGHAM — The Framingham Police began an investigation into multiple thefts from Golf Galaxy (1 Worcester Rd) in recent weeks.
Detectives were able to identify items being sold through various online marketplaces, matching those from the thefts from Golf Galaxy. Information was obtained and a suspect was identified.
Detectives, utilizing an undercover Officer, set up an operation in order to purchase the stolen goods from the suspect. The suspect then sold the undercover Officer two golf clubs, at which time he was placed in custody.
Police arrested Johnny McCloskey, 33, of 14 Dunbar Way of Concord.
He was charged with receiving stolen property of more than $1,200, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, possession with intent to distribute drugs, and possession a class A drug with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine drugs with intent to distribute.
Immediately following the arrest of the suspect, Framingham, Natick, and Waltham Detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect’s home in Waltham in which they were able to recover several more items associated with the thefts.
For three weeks, multiple golf clubs were stolen worth thousands of dollars.
On May 1 at 4:55 p.m. Golf Galaxy reported a theft of golf clubs, according to the police spokesperson.
“Total value listed as $2,750,” said Framingham Police Lt. Robert Sibilio.
On April 21, a man entered Golf Galaxy at 1 Worcester Road and stole “five drivers worth $2,700,” said Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Rachel Mickens.
In total more than $7,000 in golf clubs have been stolen since April 21, according to police.