Likely Lowell Scam Artists Narrowly Escape Cornerstone Square

The following information came from the Westford Police Department. Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

April 20, 12:50 p.m. – An officer spotted a man running into, and out of, Five Guys at Cornerstone Square just before running into the Sweet Kiwi nearby after spotting the officer.

The officer began to chase the man and saw that an employee of Sweet Kiwi began to chase the man as well, as he quickly walked to a car near Sally’s Beauty Supply Store, sitting in the car.

Five Guys employees said he ordered French fries and said he’d quickly return. The Sweet Kiwi employee said the man looked around and immediately left after he was approached.

The officer then went over to the car to talk to the individual, who appeared agitated.

At this point, the man left the car and walked briskly into Sally’s Beauty, watching the officer through the doorway.

After a few minutes, the man left the store now sporting blonde hair. He was accompanied by a woman and asked the officer why he was there. As this happened, another woman left Sally’s with a white bag and entered the car that the man had entered before, driving away in the confusion with the other woman and the man toward I-495.

The officer went inside Sally’s and asked an employee about the three individuals. The employee said one of the women “grabbed her crotch” and asked to use the bathroom. She said that she felt they were trying to distract her and case the store.

They made statements about going to Lowell and had written a check with the name “When does the check clear? I hope not before Friday.”

The officer returned to the store several days later, but the individuals had not returned.

June 5, 12:50 p.m. – While patrolling Groton Road, an officer stopped a man driving westbound.

The man lived in North Reading and after investigation, it was revealed that his license was suspended due to an unpaid speeding ticket from 2015. The man was unaware that his license had been suspended.

He was issued a citation and a passenger drove the vehicle away.

June 5, 7:56 p.m. – A woman called police in order to retrieve items from her father’s house on Cypress Road. However, the father said he had been out of the country for the past two weeks.

The father said he would be returning tomorrow, but the woman said she believed he was being untruthful.

Officers made contact with the father an hour later. The father told police he had just returned from travelling abroad. The woman’s property was returned the next day.