Suspect Arrested for a String of Commercial Robberies

Boston Police believe they have caught the suspect sought in a string of commercial robberies in East Boston over the past few weeks.

On Aug. 4, Boston Police executed a search warrant in Everett and seized evidence that may connect William Seabaugh to several commercial break-ins at Renegades, Luna Restaurant and other establishments in Orient Heights Square.

Police informed Seabaugh that he was the target of a police investigation in connection with the commercial robberies and towed away his black pickup truck. He was taken into custody for questioning, according to police.

Video surveillance captured a black pickup truck leaving the scene of some of the robberies. Video surveillance from cameras in and around Orient Heights Square also captured images of the suspect. Police believe Seabaugh fit this description.

In the first six months of 2019 commercial burglaries rose from 3 to 16 when compared to 2018. Police said when they see a spike like the one occured this year it’s usually the work of one or two suspects with a history of breaking and entering.

At a recent community meeting District A-7 Officer Dan Simons pointed out that the commercial breaks sometimes spike especially when there is one suspect hitting numerous businesses.

The thief first struck on July 1 at night long after Orient Heights Square restaurants and bars were closed. The suspect broke into Renegades on Bennington Street and later hit Luna Restaurant on Saratoga Street across from Noyes Field.

The suspect returned on July 5 and hit Renegades for a second time.

Working with business owners detectives said they had good video of the suspect and identified Seabaugh as a person of interest.

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