Police: Roxbury man left fingerprints on candy bowl at crime scene

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BROOKLINE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Roxbury man was arrested for the burglary of a Brookline church after police discovered his fingerprints left behind on a candy bowl, police said.

Gerard Cribbie, 45, is charged with breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and larceny of a motor vehicle for the incident which occurred at the St. Mary's Church rectory on Linden Street late Thursday night or early Friday morning, The Boston Globe reports.

A person living at the rectory reported the alleged theft at about 3 a.m. after noticing several items, later identified as a laptop, an iPad, and a flat screen television, were missing. Officials later discovered that the rectory's pickup truck had also been stolen.

While conducting their investigation, police found Cribbie's fingerprints on a candy bowl and obtained a warrant for his arrest, reports the newspaper.

On Sunday, police received a report that the rectory's truck had been abandoned on Route 109 at the Route 128/I-95 overpass in Dedham.

A short time later, police in Dedham received an alarm from a church in town and responded to the area. While responding, officers spotted Cribbing walking on High Street and placed him under arrest.

For more information: The Boston Globe