Boston Police report arresting a pair of alleged GPS thieves in South Boston early this morning. To be sure, part of what aroused officers' suspicions was the way the two ducked behind parked cars when the cops drove by, at Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street. But also, one of the two told the officers he had just moved to Boston from Arizona, "despite having a strong Boston accent." Also:
The suspect then went on to tell officers that he has never had a Massachusetts driver's license or one from Arizona. During the stop, officers noted a large bulge in the suspectâ€™s pocket and asked him about it to which he replied, "It's my GPS." Officers, aware of a number of breaking and entering of cars in the area and suspicious of the fact that someone who has never had a license, who would [own] a GPS, further investigated the suspects. When the suspect statements about owning the GPS were questioned, he changed his statement and stated that the GPS belonged to his friend whose name he did not know. Suspect, Linskey was also determined to have a GPS on his person also which he reported belonged to his brother whose name he also could not provide.
Patrick M. Linskey, 20, of Hanover, and James M. Albert, 26, of Amesbury, were both charged with receving stolen property and outstanding warrants.