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Target Employee Accused of Stealing iPods, Video Games

The employee tried to walk off with nearly $770 worth of merchandise, according to a police report.

A Somerville employee tried to filch iPods, a handheld Nintendo video-game system, video games and other electronics from the store, according to a Somerville police report.

Somerville police responded to the Target at 180 Somerville Ave. at about 1:10 a.m. on Jan. 11 after the store's loss prevention officers caught the employee, identified as Jamal Crews-Williams, 20, from West Somerville, putting the merchandise into his backpack, the police report says.

According to the report, Crews-Williams, whose shift began at 10:30 p.m., then hung his backpack on the coat rack in the employee area, beyond any points of sale. When police checked inside the backpack, they allegedly found three iPods, a Nintendo DS portable video game system, four Nintendo games, three sets of headphones and a memory card—collection of electronics worth $769.90.

Police arrested Crews-Williams and charged him with larceny and shoplifting.

Information from incident reports provided by the Somerville Police Department do not indicate a conviction.

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