WEYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials are investigating after several Boston Police Department dress uniforms were stolen from a Weymouth supply store, authorities said.
Someone broke into Andrea’s Police and Fire Supply in Fox Plaza overnight Sunday into Monday and stole four uniforms of dress pants and coats, as well as a leather jacket, according to Weymouth Police Lt. Thomas Farrell.
The dress uniforms are not worn by officers on duty and the department is not affiliated with the store other than ordering from it, the spokesman added.
Some people said they fear that the culprit is playing a real life game of cops and robbers and are left wondering what the uniforms would be used for.
Though officers said there is a clear difference between the dress uniform and the regular everyday wear.
“It’s not going to be a normal everyday uniform that an officer wears,” Farrell explained. “It would stick out…It’s normally for a dress occasion.
Concerned residents said they were not sure if they would be able to tell the difference.
“I’d be a lot more cautious going around and try to have someone with me because you just don’t know,” Tomie Herman said.
A spokesperson from the store had no comment.
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