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Police recover merchandise stolen from barbershop

SAUGUS — Saugus Police recovered $5,500 worth of sports memorabilia that was stolen from a local business in October, police said.

Police responded to a report of a burglary at Barber Masters, located at 643 Broadway, on Oct. 22. Employees had come to work and noticed bare walls devoid of framed jerseys and pictures normally hung there, police said.

Following an investigation, which included viewing surveillance footage from the shop, members of the Saugus Police Criminal Investigations Division recovered the stolen property, with an estimated worth of $5,500, on Nov. 13, police said.

Items recovered included an autographed David Ortiz Red Sox jersey, an autographed Tom Brady Patriots jersey, an autographed Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox jersey and rookie card, autographed Celtics jerseys of Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, an autographed Michael Jordan jersey, an autographed Adam Vinatieri Patriots jersey, framed Boston Celtics 1980’s game ticket stubs and a Boston Celtics picture autographed by Red Auerbach.

“We were happy to assist in returning these coveted items to their rightful owner to bring back the Boston sports atmosphere at this barbershop,” Saugus Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella said in a statement. “Our investigation into the theft remains open and ongoing, but charges are forthcoming.”

A suspect has been identified and charges will be sought in Lynn District Court, police said.

In Lynn, police are investigating a break-in at FB Harris Court, located at 190 Locust St., that was reported at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Lynn Police Lt. Rick Donnelly said.

At least three firearms were stolen including an AR-15 assault rifle, .44 Magnum handgun and a Rossi .32 handgun. Some coins were also taken, Donnelly said.

Donnelly said the investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been identified. He said the motive for the break-in is also unclear as the company doesn’t sell firearms.


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