Man Arrested in Brookline Robbery Previously Charged in South End Theft

Boston Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery and carjacking incident on Wednesday at the Beacon Street Star Market.

Three days after a man robbed a Brookline Beacon Street Star Market and carjacked an SUV from outside, Boston Police have him in custody. 

Brookline Police tweeted the following yesterday that an arrested was made by Boston Police before 3:15 p.m.:

Breaking news .Arrest made, Boston PD has arrested the suspect from BRKL Star Mkt robbery & car jacking. Nothing else available now.

Following the robbery, Brookline Police issued a warrant and wanted flier for Steven Lovering, who they say is homeless, and is often in the area near the New England Center for Homeless Veterans at 17 Court Street or the area of Washington and School Streets in downtown Boston.

According to BPDNews.com, Lovering was also arrested April 23 and charged with robbing the Berkeley Street 7-Eleven on April 23. Police say he took a taxi to the scene and passed a note, but the cab driver refused to drive him away from the scene. 

On Wednesday, June 6, scanners reported that a man—described as a tanned white man in his 50s, 5'10" tall with a scruffy beard and a beer belly, wearing a grey shirt and shorts—. 

He left the store, dropping the cash drawer in the parking lot, and took a silver Lexus SUV from the woman driving it, and fled the wrong way down University Road. Police found the SUV at the Brookline Hills MBTA stop. With the help of K9 units, police determined he got on the green line—they believe in the direction of Cleveland Circle. 

After the incident, the police sent out photos from surveillance cameras in the store. Noting , Waltham Police also confirmed they were looking into a possible connection between the Brookline suspect and on May 31.

The suspect took a taxi cab to Waltham's Harvard Street CVS, passed a note demanding money, and took a cab away from the scene. Waltham Police confirmed yesterday that Lovering was also their suspect, and issued warrants for his arrest.

Ryan Grannan-Doll contributed to this report. 


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