Chicopee Police: 2 suspects arrested for allegedly stealing $2K worth of jewelry

George Rivere is also facing a sex offender charge

Meaghan Carabetta and George Rivera were arrested on on November 3, 2016 for allegedly robbing the Hollister Jewelers in Chicopee, Mass. (Image Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department)
Meaghan Carabetta and George Rivera were arrested on on November 3, 2016 for allegedly robbing the Hollister Jewelers in Chicopee, Mass. (Image Courtesy: Chicopee Police Department)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Chicopee Police arrested a man and a woman, late Thursday afternoon, for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.

According to Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk, the theft was reported around 7:30 a.m. on October 27th at the Hollister Jewelers on Memorial Drive in Chicopee.

Photos courtesy: Chicopee Police Department
Photos courtesy: Chicopee Police Department

Surveillance video shows a man speaking with an employee while a woman reaches into a case, and steal chains worth more than $2,000, Wilk said.

After an investigation, Wilk said the detectives identified the alleged suspects as 32-year-old George Rivera of Chicopee and 30-year-old Meaghan Carabetta of West Springfield. The two were arrested around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wilk said both suspects were charged with Larceny over $250, but Rivera was also charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, which is his 4th offense. They are being held at the Chicopee Police Department Lockup.

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