Transit Police report arresting a man they say used small talk to steal a woman's purse at the Haymarket Orange Line station around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, Faycal Daamache, 53, went up to a 75-year-old woman and:
Engaged the victim in small talk feigning to be interested in her dog. DAAMACHE's ultimate goal, we allege, was to district the elderly victim long enough to steal her purse which is exactly what he did. DAAMACHE got away with the victim's cell phone, keys, ID's and bank cards.
Police say detectives were able to ID Daamache and tracked him to his Boston home, where they arrested him yesterday.