By adamg on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:27pm
Cambridge Police report arresting a Somerville woman on charges she snatched another woman's wallet on Holyoke Street in Harvard Square yesterday morning - an arrest made possible in part by the victim's discreet sleuthing skills:
Kristin Lucas, 35, [of Somerville], was arrested after she stole a wallet from a woman's handbag and was followed by the victim. She was seen leaning over towards the handbag and then going to the bathroom of a coffee shop in Harvard Square. After a lengthy time in the bathroom, she left the business and was followed by the victim, who witnessed Lucas discard items into trash cans along the way. Items were recovered in the women's room and trash cans on Massachusetts Avenue, as well as on Lucas' person. All items recovered were identified by the victim as stolen property.