(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A Framingham man reportedly responsible for close to 200 break-ins was arrested on Monday following an investigation.
Craig Cromartie, who has been arraigned a staggering 315 times, was arrested on Monday by officers from Natick, Boston, and Framingham and charged with three counts of breaking and entering and intent to commit a felony; however, detectives suspect the 44-year-old is responsible for upwards of 200 break-ins which netted over $1 million in stolen merchandise.
Cromartie appeared in Dedham District Court on Tuesday answering to the three counts of breaking and entering at a Needham apartment complex that occurred on May 8, 2012. He is being held without bail, and additional charges are pending.
Investigators from several jurisdictions including Needham, Wellesley, Dedham, Norwood and Norfolk, while assigned to the NORPAC task force, in collaboration with detectives from Boston, Brookline, Westwood, Medford and Lexington were able to identify Cromartie as the suspect responsible for the break-ins.
Officers also arrested 62-year-old Florin Ghita, of Weymouth, on Monday. Ghita owns a jewelry store at 333 Washington St. at Downtown Crossing and reportedly bought several items that were taken during a break-in 32 Garrison St. which took place on May 15, 2012. He is charged with receiving stolen property.
Police seized approximately $250,000 worth of merchandise from the Boston location, as well as another location in Brookline.