Boston Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he broken into a Roslindale jewelry store and tried to make off with its safe early Monday.
Police say officers on routine patrol on Washington Street around 2 a.m. spotted a safe sitting next to the trunk of James McCart's car outside CTC Elite Jewelry, 4429 Washington St. - less than a block away from Roslindale's little drug bazaar. As they turned their cruiser around to get a closer look, police say, McCart, 46, took off.
The officers were able to pull him over several blocks away, in front of 40 Hillock St., where they noticed blood smeared along the rear and side of the car - and on McCart's hands, police say. McCart denied the large gash on his leg came from smashing into the store, but instead from a work injury the day before. Officers expressed skepticism and arrested him on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and possession of burglarious tools.