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Newton Man Arrested for Stealing from Watertown Town Hall Employee

The man allegedly stole a savings card from Town Hall after being spotted looking through a dentist's office.

Police arrested a Newton man who allegedly stole a savings card from the bag of a Watertown Town Hall employee on March 6.

Christopher E. Williams, 20, of 42 Roundwood Road in Newton, was arrested on a charge of larceny from a building, according to Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.

Earlier in the day, police received a call about a suspicious man who went into a dentist's office on Main Street, Lawn said.

"Officers spoke with a receptionist who observed a male pacing in the waiting room and then entered the door into the dental area," Lawn said. "She found him in one of the offices looking through items on a shelf. She confronted him and he stated he was looking for a bathroom."

The man, later identified as Williams, eventually left the office, but detectives spotted a man matching Williams' description on Main Street and going into Town Hall.

"The observed [Williams] go to the third floor and come back down and left the building," Lawn said. "He was stopped by police and they found a $500 svaings card with the name of a town employee on it."

The employee's bag had been rummaged through, Lawn said.

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