Worcester man arrested following shoplifting at Tractor Supply Store


Worcester man arrested following shoplifting at Tractor Supply Store
Westborough Police Department is headquartered in the Forbes Municipal Building in town. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

WESTBOROUGH – A Worcester man faces charges after he allegedly attempted to shoplift items from the Tractor Supply Store on Milk Street. 

Evan Charbonneau has been charged with shoplifting by concealing.

The reporting party called the Westborough Police Department at 7:37 p.m. yesterday and told officers that the man was in possession of a BB gun and several knives as he was attempting to leave the store, according to a press release from the department. 

In a Facebook post, Westborough officers said police arrived on the scene less than a minute after they received the call and set up a perimeter.

Westborough and Northborough officers reportedly observed a man, who matched the description from witnesses, exit the store.  

Police confronted Charbonneau and took him into custody without incident. Officers later said they found the BB gun, several knives and a hatchet on Charbonneau. 

“There were no injuries to any parties involved and no danger to the public,” the department wrote on social media. 

The Westborough Police Department said that Charbonneau is being held on bail. He is expected to be arraigned at the Westborough District Court on Monday morning.