Monday, July 25, 2011

Rox Employee Robbed Of Deposit Money

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON--Brockton Police continue to investigate a "snatch-and-grab" of about $900, a portion of the night's proceeds at Campanelli Stadium following Saturday night's game between the Rox and the Newark Bears.
Capt. Manuel Gomes said police received a call at 10:48 p.m. from the stadium reporting a suspect robbed a female employee of a bag money containing a portion of the night's proceeds.
"She had the bag torn from her possession," Gomes said, noting no weapons were shown.
The suspect then ran toward the parking lot at Brockton High School.
Gomes said the woman who had the bag stolen and other employees tried to chase the man, but could not locate him.
The suspect is described as a very tan white male, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, about 18 or 19 years old, and stocky.
Saturday night police searched for the man who was described as wearing a white tank top and black shorts.
Police scoured the area around Brockton High, Belmont Street and Forest Avenue.
Gomes said a Brockton Police canine was brought in, but the suspect could not be found.
At about 11:15 p.m. many fans in the parking lot said they did not know a robbery had taken place.
Many leaving the stadium at that time were family or friends of players with no idea anything had happened.
An employee pointed questions to the front office.
Rox officials could not be reached for comment, however a press release about the game Saturday night, July 23 notes it was an exceptional night because of a promotion of the most expensive hot dogs ever sold and a visit to the stadium by former Patriot Troy Brown and his wife Ayla.
The three most expensive hot dogs, called K-O's after the team's mascot and covered in truffle shavings, porcini dust and topped with caviar, sold for $80 each.
Rox officials plan to submit the sales to Guiness Book of World Records to defeat another record set in New York last summer. The New York hot dogs sold for $69.
It is the second time this month police had to respond to a robbery at the stadium.
Three Brockton teenagers and a juvenile were arrested at Campanelli Stadium Sunday, July 3 after police received a call at 9:38 p.m. that several youths were seen in the stadium after it was closed and maybe stealing liquor from the stadium.
Each suspect was charged with felony breaking and entering and possession of liquor under 21.
Click here for police log entry about July 3 breaking and entering.

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