Dartmouth police arrest Target thief

Patrick Machado

By: News Staff


DARTMOUTH, MASS. — Dartmouth police arrested an Acushnet man Saturday at a Target store during their Christmas toy drive event.

Authorities say 42-year-old Patrick Machado stole approximately $120 worth of store merchandise.

The officers were holding their toy drive at the front of the store when they were notified by the store’s Loss Prevention Team.

Police say Machado was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

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