Kingston: Accused shoplifter due in court

A man allegedly caught shoplifting red-handed at Independence Mall in Kingston, will appear in court on Monday.

Kingston police told WATD the unidentified 22-year-old man walked into the Sears store Saturday afternoon, took off the boots he was wearing, and put on a new pair.

The suspect pulled what police called a “utility tool” on a store security officer who stopped him just outside the building.

The man started running, but was caught and arrested without incident a short distance away.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on charges of larceny and assault with a dangerous weapon.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.