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Police: Thief Caught at Forest Hills

Police say the victim tracked down the thief inside the station.

Andre Rivera. Photo credit: MBTA Transit Police.
Andre Rivera. Photo credit: MBTA Transit Police.
A woman at Forest Hills station tracked down a thief who tried to steal her purse and phone, according to Transit Police

Andre Rivera, 60, of Jamaica Plain was arrested and charged with larceny after the Christmas Eve incident. According to police, Rivera picked up a shopping bag placed on the ground by a woman at the station. 

"The victim yelled out to the would be Grinch and chased after him. The victim was able to catch up to and retrieve her belongings from the male near the station's entrance/exit doors," wrote police on the Transit Police blog. 

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