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Suspect in Brookline/Waltham Robberies Arrested in Boston [Updated]

Boston Police have arrested Steven Lovering who is suspected of committing recent unarmed robberies in Waltham and Brookline.

UPDATED, 3:20 p.m. with information from the Brookline Police Department: Brookline Police just tweeted that Lovering was arrested by Boston Police a few minutes ago. Waltham Police also have outstanding warrants for Lovering on suspicion he robbed the CVS on Harvard Street recently. 

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

UPDATED, 10:35 a.m., Friday, June 8, with additional information from Waltham Police: Waltham Police have confirmed that Lovering is also the suspect in the Waltham robbery. Waltham Police have issued their own warrants for his arrest in addition to the outstanding Brookline warrants. 

Lovering previously lived in Waltham, according to Detective Sgt. Joseph Guigno.

UPDATED 3:54 p.m., with additional information from Brookline Police: Brookline Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Steven Lovering, who is suspected in yesterday's carjacking and robbery at the Beacon Street Star Market. Lovering. Brookline Police have issued a flier on Lovering, which reads: 

A warrant (DKT #: 1209CR0587) is in effect for Unarmed Robbery and Carjacking from the Shaw’s Market, 1717 Beacon St. LOVERING is homeless, and frequents the area near the New England Center for Homeless Veterans at 17 Court St, as well as the area of Washington and School Sts in downtown Boston. There are two additional warrants in effect for Unarmed Robbery (Roxbury DC and South Boston DC).

See the PDF to the right for the full flier and details. Contact Brookline Police with any information: Detective Division at 617-730-2245, the main line at 617-730-2222, or leave a tip through their anonymous web form.

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are investigating whether in that town is linked with a recent robbery at a Shaw’s in Brookline. 

According to Waltham Police Detective Sgt. Joseph Guigno, Waltham Police are working with Brookline Police on a possible link between the May 31 unarmed robbery of a on Harvard Street in Waltham and the

The suspect(s), in photos from both incidents, is a white male, with white hair, a beard. Both are heavyset. Brookline Police described their suspect as 5'10''.

There are strong similarities in both incidents. In both cases, vehicles were used. In the Waltham robbery, the suspect arrived and fled in a taxi, whereas in Brookline, the suspect carjacked a motorist to escape. The suspect later abandoned the vehicle by Brookline High School. Also, the suspect in both incidents passed a note, but never showed a weapon.

Anbody with information is urged to contact Waltham Police, Detectives division, 781-314-3550, the anonymus tip line at 781-314-3636, or use the 

To reach the  with more information, contact the Detective Division at 617-730-2245, the main line at 617-730-2222, or leave a tip through their anonymous web form.


WHSHawk June 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Not to be the I-Knew-It-Guy, but I saw the pic on the news yesterday and couldn't help but think he looked kind of like the guy who robbed the Waltham CVS...
Ryan Grannan-Doll June 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
I saw both pictures as well and it didn't even occur to me that it may be the same guy. But, a watchful reader alerted me earlier today!
B.Mac June 10, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Well it seems sort of obvious to me that a man with nothing really has nothing to lose. Hes not homeless anymore. And he wont need to rob anymore. It's a sad way to loose yourself. I hope he get's some help. He didn't hurt anyone physically. Or use a firearm. To me this is like hanging a hungry man for stealing a sandwich but on a larger scale.

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