ARLINGTON — Chief Julie Flaherty reports that the Arlington Police Department arrested a suspect that was allegedly involved in an attempted robbery today.
LUCAS HONORIO TORRES, AGE 70, OF CAMBRIDGE, was arrested and charged with:
- Attempt to Commit a Crime – To Wit Robbery
- Malicious Destruction of Property
On Friday, Dec. 2 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Arlington Police were dispatched to the Petco Unleashed Store, 1406 Massachusetts Ave., for a report of an attempted robbery. The reporting party told communications dispatchers that a suspect — later identified as HONORIO TORRES — had attempted to break open the store’s cash register before fleeing.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses, who shared a description of the suspect and information about the direction that he fled. Dispatchers transmitted this information via radio to additional Arlington Police units, surrounding cities and towns, and the MBTA.
A short time later, Arlington Police received reports of a man fitting the description of the suspect in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street from a community member and a MBTA bus operator who heard the transmission. Officers responded to the area and located HONORIO TORRES. He was taken into custody without incident.
Torres is being held on $10,040 bail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday, Dec. 5 in Cambridge District Court.
“I commend my officers who worked together to gather evidence and quickly locate the suspect in this attempted robbery,” Chief Flaherty said. “I also commend our communications dispatchers, store employees, local community members, and the MBTA bus operator, who provided crucial information and were a big help in this case.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.