Deciding to Run from Police Lands a Shoplifting Suspect Behind Bars for Home Invasion
At about 5:57pm, on Monday, February 18, 2013, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call to assist with a shoplifter at the Old Navy store at the South Bay Mall. On arrival, officers were met by Old Navy loss prevention officers who gave a description of the male suspect who was seen on in-store video surveillance shoplifting several items inside the store. A search of the area enabled officers to locate a male matching the description of the suspect. As officers approached, the male suspect attempted to walk away. Upon stopping the suspect, officers noted that the suspect was wearing clothes with Old Navy store tags still attached to them. As officers were speaking to suspect, the suspect suddenly took off running in an effort to make good his escape.
While pursuing the suspect on foot, officers observed the suspect run into a back yard in the area of 89 Shirley Street. Upon entering the yard, officers looked up and observed the suspect standing on a 2nd floor porch. Officers then observed the suspect climb to the 3rd floor porch and force his way into the 3rd floor apartment.
Upon entering the location through the front of the residence, officers encountered a frightened resident who informed officers that an unknown individual had just forced his way into her apartment on the third floor. Officers made their way to the 3rd floor apartment where they were able to locate and subdue the suspect. Officers noted that the suspect was still wearing clothes with Old Navy Store tags attached to them.
Officers arrested Anes Silvino, 34, of Boston and charged him with Shoplifting, Home Invasion and Resisting Arrest.