BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man police say was stealing packages from homes in Brookline and Brighton was arrested Thursday, with the help of an off-duty Brookline police officer.
Juan Guillermo Jr., 38 of Lawrence, is charged with breaking and entering during the daytime, several counts of larceny, possession of burglarious tools, larceny in a building, and multiple counts of receiving stolen property.
Around 4:16 p.m. Thursday, the off-duty officer noticed Guillermo acting suspicious inside a multi-story apartment building on Beacon Street. The officer said he saw Guillermo put a package from someone's doorstep into a GrubHub bag.
When the officer asked what he was doing, Guillermo allegedly said he was just making a delivery, as he claimed to work for GrubHub and DoorDash.
It was later determined Guillermo hadn't made deliveries for either company in weeks—but that Guillermo had used a screwdriver to pick a lock and gain entry to the building.
Police found that a white Dodge Caravan parked nearby on Fairbanks Street was registered to Guillermo, and could see several Amazon packages inside.
A search warrant was executed on the van, and Guillermo was arrested. He's set to be arraigned Friday in Brookline District Court.