MBTA Transit Police Recover Stolen Piano At South Station

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police said that "Scrooge came early" for one Boston resident. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police were called to Track 1 at South Station Monday morning to apprehend an individual who was allegedly trying to steal tools from a construction site. Officers said they arrived to find Timothy Babyok of Easthampton in possession of a shopping cart that carried a large unopened package, complete with a shipping label to a name and address within Boston.

Babyok allegedly came up with a false name and other biographical information when officers confronted him. Police said that when officers inquired about the package that Babyok was pushing, he gave unconvincing responses.

The package was prominently labeled as a Yamaha Piano.

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Investigating officers reunited the piano with its rightful owner, who said that he ordered the $1,700 instrument but found it never arrived despite the tracking number indicating its delivery.

As for Babyok, he was placed into custody for Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,200 and taken to TPD Headquarters to be booked. It was during the booking process that Transit Police found that Babyok had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, one at Cambridge District Court for Shoplifting and another at Boston Municipal Court for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

WBZ's Madison Rogers (@madisonwbz) reports.

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