MBTA Transit Police Recover Stolen Saxophone

Photo: Courtesy of MBTA Transit Police

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A saxophone stolen from a student at an MBTA station has been recovered, according to MBTA Transit Police.

Transit Police posted photos of a suspect on Friday Nov. 12 who reportedly stole the saxophone at the Field's Corner MBTA station at around 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 29. The suspect stole the saxophone while its owner, a 16-year-old Boston Public Schools student, was at the station.

The student reportedly placed her saxophone on a nearby bench and looked away for a brief moment. While she was looking away, the suspect quickly grabbed the instrument and fled the station.

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Transit Police officials announced Wednesday they had identified the suspect after conducting an investigation by a dedicated Transit Police detective. The suspect was identified only as a 59-year-old Dorchester man. Transit Police said he will face charges for the incident.

The instrument was issued to the student by her school and was valued at around $3,000, according to Transit Police.

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.

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