Worcester man arrested for Family Dollar break-In

  • WORCESTER - A Worcester man has been apprehended and charged in connection with a commercial break-in at a Family Dollar store on Chandler Street, according to a statement released by the Worcester Police Department.

    The incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5th. Worcester police officers responded to an alarm at the Family Dollar located at 205 Chandler Street. Officers discovered a shattered store window with a rock lying nearby, signaling a forced entry. Subsequent investigation revealed that various items had been stolen.

    Authorities reviewed surveillance footage from the store, which captured a male suspect exiting the premises with several stolen items in hand.

    Fast forward to later that evening, at about 11:55 p.m. The same vigilant officer was patrolling the area near Pleasant and Winslow streets spotted an individual who bore a striking resemblance to the suspect depicted in the surveillance video. The officer identified the man as 52-year-old Robert Lallier, a resident of Ward Street.

    Remarkably, Lallier was found to be wearing the exact same clothing seen on the suspect in the surveillance footage. This discovery led to his immediate arrest.

    Lallier now faces a litany of charges related to the commercial break-in, including breaking and entering at nighttime for a felony, breaking into a depository, vandalism, trespass, and larceny from a building.

    The Worcester Police Department commended the diligence of its officers in swiftly apprehending the suspect, and they are continuing their investigation.

    The Worcester Police Department is urging anyone with additional information about this incident to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.