Fake HVAC worker wanted for stealing from Boston businesses

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston business owners are being warned about a man posing as an HVAC worker and robbing businesses around the city.

Marianna Clark, who owns Waxing the City salon near North Station, said the man came in earlier this week and said he was there to check the heat. The man then went into the employee breakroom, where he was seen on surveillance video grabbing a chair and turning the security camera towards the wall. Clark said he stole cash, credit cards and gift cards from workers’ bags.

“Complete shock. Who does that?” said Clark.

Ten minutes later, the suspect walked out as if nothing happened, helping himself to a mint at the front desk on the way out.

“I was in disbelief, I couldn’t believe it. First of all, that the guy was gutsy enough to actually do that. And then that someone actually did it,” said Clark.

Boston Police believe the suspect is connected at 18 similar incidents across the city in recent weeks. Clark said she wants to spread the word to other businesses in the city to be on alert.

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