Police: NY Man Stole Antiques from Berkshire County Stores


GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Great Barrington have arrested a New York man they say was driving from store to store, stealing antiques worth a total of about $10,000.

Police say 47-year-old Alfred Girardi of Oyster Bay, N.Y., stole from a store in Sheffield at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, then took items from four stores in Great Barrington within an hour.

Most of the items stolen were books and small collectibles.

Based on a description of a vehicle seen at the Sheffield store, Girardi was pulled over at about 2:30 p.m.

Police tell The Berkshire Eagle the allegedly stolen merchandise was in his vehicle.

Girardi is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Southern Berkshire District Court on multiple larceny charges.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com