Boston, MA - A man accused of robbing a South Boston market this past weekend is set to face a judge this Tuesday. An additional police search is still allegedly ongoing for an accomplice to the robbery.
A deli break-in occurred last weekend at the family-run DJ’s Polish Market, and Dawn Morris was the victim of the incident. Morris, a deli worker of the market, was on shift when two thieves broke in on Saturday morning, at 4:30 a.m.
Morris claimed that the two men rode up to the market on bikes. They quickly got off of the bikes and found a brick, which they used to break through the front door’s window. The glass shattered everywhere as the two men entered the store.
Morris was alone in the market, baking the doughnuts for the day when she unexpectedly heard a strange noise at 4:30 a.m. She claimed that she had heard the alarm go off and that when she looked towards the entrance, she saw two men breaking and kicking in the glass from the front door. She immediately went to the back of the kitchen where the panic button is located and quickly pressed it before calling her parents to alert them.
The masked men threw cigarettes and lottery tickets into bags while Morris was trying her best to stay quiet. Approximately 90 seconds after she had called her parents, her father, Daniel Morris, arrived on site to chase the suspects away from his establishment with a bat.
One suspect was caught and identified as Thien Nguyen. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court this Tuesday. The second suspect has yet to be caught, and police officers are trying their best to make sure he is also caught, identified, and arraigned.
Daniel Morris hopes that the second suspect is caught and put in jail. He states, “Put him in jail where he belongs,” according to officials.
Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact the South Boston
Police Department at their earliest convenience.
Dawn Morris and Daniel Morris were not harmed in this late-night break-in.