Hingham: Brockton Man Arrested After Two Break-Ins At Same Business

Hingham Police arrest a Brockton man after he breaks into the same business twice.

Police say the first break took place on September 7 at the AT&T Store in the Hingham Shipyard when a man in a hooded sweatshirt with latex gloves and a backpack either pried open or unlocked the front door and went inside.

The man was in the store for a short time before the alarm sounded and he ran off.

No items were taken and police were able to confirm that he used a key to gain entry.

Then on September 13 a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, latex gloves and carrying a back pack used a key to unlock the rear door.

After entering the store the man went to the alarm panel, where he appeared to read a code off his phone and turned off the alarm.

The man then went to the back room and opened a safe after he appeared to read the combination off his phone.

He then filled his backpack with cash and 14 iPhones.

Although he was wearing a hood, there were times when his face was visible and it appeared to be the same man.

Hingham detectives later identified the man as 32-year-old Craig Akeem Robertson, an employee at the AT&T store in Cambridge.

Robertson was arrested at the Cambridge store on September 19, with help from Cambridge Police, on charges of  Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for a Felony; Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for A Felony; Larceny Over $250; and  Breaking into a Depository.  

He was arraigned at Hingham District Court on September 20 and is due to return to court on October 31.

Robertson never worked at the Hingham store and investigators are trying to determine how Robertson got the key and codes.


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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.