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Four arrested after theft from Kohl's
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BURLINGTON — Collaboration between Kohl's department store representatives in three communities Thursday night led to the arrest in Burlington of four men on shoplifting charges, police said.

According to Burlington Detective Albert Gagne, the following four were arrested on charges of receiving stolen property valued over $250: Peter Marino, 21, of Melrose; Christopher DeFinis, 18, of Peabody; Keith Richardson, 20, of Malden; and Jonathan Benoit, 19, of Wilmington.

Gagne said the four allegedly stole merchandise from the store in Medford around 4:15 p.m., Thursday.

Then, security personnel from that store called representatives from the Woburn and Burlington stores, telling them "to be on the look-out" for the car.

Gagne said loss-prevention security personnel at Kohl's in Medford recorded the license plate number of the suspects' car and related that to Burlington and Woburn as well.

According to Gagne, officers were lying in wait for the vehicle in Burlington. When they noticed the car, it was pulled over, and the merchandise — a Kitchen Aid blender valued at $400 — was in the back seat, Gagne said.

Also investigating were patrolmen Matthew Creamer, Joseph Papsedero, and David H. McLean.

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