Saugus mall to reopen; teen charged with theft of gun

Monday, June 19, 2017

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy they say broke into a Massachusetts sporting goods store in the early morning hours and stole a gun and ammunition.

Saugus police responded to an alarm at Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Square One Mall around 4:30 a.m. Monday and found a front window broken.

They saw a suspect with a gun and ammunition in the store but lost contact with him.

Police say the suspect got the long gun from a locked rack within the store. It has not yet been recovered.

Using store and mall surveillance video, the suspect was tracked to nearby Everett.

Saugus schools sheltered in place during the search.

The mall did not open while the search was underway but is expected to reopen later Monday, except for Dick’s.