On December 27 Rochester Police were called to Lloyds Market on Hartley Road after store owners realized that a book of lottery scratch tickets had been stolen from the store.
Rochester Police turned to the state-of-the-art video security system in the store for clues on who the suspect may be. The extensive video surveillance system captured the suspects arrival in a pickup truck, the theft and concealment of the lottery tickets, and the suspects departure route as clear as day on tape.
Using the high quality video, Rochester Police Officer Donald Kemmett and Sgt William Chamberlain were able to identify the suspect with some help from the Acushnet Police. They have filed charges against Dina M. Tripp, 39, of Main Street in Acushnet for shoplifting more than $100. If convicted, Tripp could be punished by a fine up to $1000 or by imprisonment in the house of correction for up to 2 1/2 years, or by both.
Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee said that this case most likely would not have been solved if it were not for the elaborate security and video system inside and outside of Lloyds Market. Chief Magee also said several other Rochester business owners have installed similar systems that have resulted in criminal cases against suspects.
Police previously charged an employee of a local restaurant with larceny after video evidence linked him to the theft of money from the business and they also charged another individual who was caught on video stealing a purse from an unlocked vehicle outside a local store.