BOSTON (WHDH) – Transit police officers who arrested a man in connection with a December 2017 theft say a detailed description of his facial tattoos helped identify him.
On Dec. 21, a woman reported that a man bumped into her and stole her wallet and purse while she was waiting for a train at the MBTA’s Downtown Crossing station. The woman immediately realized what happened, police said, but the man was able to get away.
The woman provided police with a detailed description of the suspect, including his facial tattoos. Police later identified the suspect as Nikia Eddings, 36, of Boston.
Transit police spotted Eddings May 3 at a bus stop inside the South Bay Mall in Dorchester. His identity was confirmed, and he was taken into custody for larceny.
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