November 16 2016
Update: Three Arrested, One Fled, After Allegedly Trying to Pass Counterfeit $100 Bills
Update 2:36 p.m. on November 17
Chief Michael Kent and the Burlington Police Department have released the identities of those arrested yesterday for allegedly passing counterfeit bills at two retail locations in town.
Original Story 7 p.m. on November 16
If anyone noticed a sizeable police presence out last night here's why.
According to Chief Michael Kent, the Burlington Police Department was searching for a man who allegedly passed counterfeit money at two different retail locations today.
Police say just before 2:30 p.m., officers responded to Bed Bath & Beyond, 3 Abbott Park, for a report of two males attempting to purchase goods with a counterfeit $100 bill.
Upon arrival, officers learned the suspects fled the scene when confronted by a store clerk.
At 3 p.m., Burlington Police received another report of male suspects passing a counterfeit $100 bill at The Paper Store, 43 Middlesex Turnpike, approximately one block away from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Officers arrived quickly and confronted all four suspects in the area of Middlesex Commons.
One of the four men fled on foot. The other three suspects are in custody.
The Burlington Police K-9 unit, assisted by Woburn Police and Lexington Police units, began a search for the remaining suspect, police say.
The three men were transported to the Burlington Police Department, where they are currently being processed.
A reverse 911 call was issued to area residents.
As of late Wednesday night there was no report on a capture and arrest of the suspect who fled the scene. This story remains ongoing and will be updated when more information is available.