SOUTHBOROUGH — A former Cambridge police officer was arraigned in Westborough District Court on Monday on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery and witness intimidation.
Southborough police allege that Timothy Caulfield, 48, Framingham, followed an unidentified elderly man from an ATM in Framingham to a garage at his home on Carriage Hill Circle in Southborough last Thursday afternoon.
According to Southborough Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus, “The victim was confronted by a middle-aged bald male who demanded his wallet and cellphone... The suspect made threatening remarks before removing the items from [the] victim’s pocket and leaving in a vehicle.”
Police have indicated the victim was uninjured. Caulfield was arrested the following evening at 8:11 pm outside of O’Brien’s Liquor Store in Framingham after Southborough Detective Keith Nichols and Sudbury Detective Michael Pope developed a profile of the suspect. Police also indicated a second individual who was with Caulfield at the time will likely face additional charges.
The Cambridge Police Department confirmed that Caulfield served as an officer from 2000 until his resignation in 2016, but have declined to provide any additional information. According to a profile on LinkedIn, Caulfield is currently employed as a Public Safety Manager for the Massachusetts Convention Center.
Caulfield is being charged with unarmed robbery of a person over 60, assault and battery of a person over 60 and witness intimidation. He was released on $150 bail during his arraignment on Monday until his next court appearance on February 14th.
Southborough police are asking anyone who has further information about the alleged robbery to contact Detective Keith Nichols or Lt. Ryan Newell at (508) 485-2147.
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