By Jim Clark
Police responded to a report of shoplifting at K-Mart last Thursday.
Officers en route were advised that store loss prevention personnel were chasing the suspected thief towards the rear of Middlesex Avenue running towards McGrath Highway.
As multiple units arrived on the scene the suspect was apprehended at the Bed, Bath, and Beyond store.
The loss prevention employees from K-Mart reportedly told officers that the suspect, Timothy Bennet, 28, of Medford, was observed on the video surveillance system taking various items off the shelves in the store. The employees reportedly saw Bennet placing several bottles of Enfamil formula in his pockets.
Bennet then reportedly went past the check out area and left the store without paying for the items, and the loss prevention employees gave chase.
Bennet reportedly told officers that he was unemployed and had babies that he had a young baby in need of the food.
Bennet’s wife arrived at the scene and reportedly told investigators that their child was six years old and did not need that type of nutrient.
Bennet was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.