SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a man Monday night for allegedly shoplifting 10 T-shirts from a South End convenience store.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News the manager of the Honeyland Farms, located at 806 Main Street, approached officers in the area, telling them he was just robbed around 11:45 p.m. Police determined that a shoplifter had stolen 10 tee shirts tat were being displayed in the rear of the store.
Officers searched for the suspect, and found him behind a trash dumpster in an alleyway off Central Street. The suspect was wearing one of the stolen shirts, said Delaney.
The suspect allegedly pushed officers and attempted to run. Officers took Kenneth Rogers, 49 of Maryland Street in Springfield, into custody, and recovered the other nine shirts, said Delaney.
Rogers is charged with shoplifting, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.