A Framingham man was arrested Monday, June 18 for allegedly breaking into three apartments in Needham.
Craig Cromartie, 44, of Framingham has been charged with three counts of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony for three incidents that occured in Needham on June 8, according to a press release issued June 19.
Cromartie, 44, of 7 Dunkeld Street, was arrested Monday morning at the inFramingham.
The arrest was made as part of a month-long investigation conducted by detectives from , Wellesley, Dedham Norwood and Norfolk through the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force, working with detectives from Boston, Brookline, Westwood, Medford and Lexington in investigating a series of apartment and condomimum break-ins.
Detectives suspect the 44-year-old is responsible for upwards of 200 break-ins which netted over a million dollars in stolen merchandise, reported FOX-25 TV news.
Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald said during a press conference at police headquarters that Craig Cromartie, 44, of Dorchester made off with more than $1 million in stolen goods from his alleged monthslong crime spree.
Fitzgerald said Florin Ghita, 62, of Weymouth also had been arrested for allegedly buying some of the stolen merchandise at his space in a jewelry warehouse at 333 Washington St. in Boston. Fitzgerald said the investigation on this theft rings is still ongoing.
Needham Police worked with Natick and departments to make the arrest, according to the Needham press release.