There have been two troubling thefts this week of high profile North End businesses.
On Monday, a Mike’s Pastry employee was robbed on Hanover Street while bringing nearly $10,000 in cash to the Citizens Bank across the street. Boston Police have street camera video (see below) of the robbery and continue to investigate the brazen theft from the famously cash-only establishment.
On Wednesday morning, a white man broke into Vinoteca Di Monica Restaurant at 143 Richmond Street stealing $250 from a cash register. Boston Police released images of a suspect from surveillance video.
A restaurant employee at Vinoteca di Monica stated that, upon opening the restaurant, he noticed that the establishment had been broken into and robbed. Officers observed damage to a rear door, believed to be the point of entry, as well as damage to a cash register inside the restaurant.
It is not clear if the two incidents are related. Video from both incidents is shown in the clip below.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with any information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to District A-1 at (617) 343-4248.