Two people charged with stealing military passport from soldier

Tyngsboro Police take Joseph Anderson into custody on Saturday

Police in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts  arrested two people over the weekend, after they broke into the home of a service member, and stole a bag containing two of his passports.

Authorities say 29-year-old Tamara Reed and 31-year-old Joseph Anderson were taken into custody Saturday.  One neighbor told CBS Boston that the suspects stole a backpack containing “clothes, grooming items, and passports belonging to the serviceman who lives there.”

A couple of people were reportedly chasing after the suspects on Saturday afternoon, WCVB reported. A perimeter was set up by police and the two were eventually apprehended.

The day before – the pair had apparently broken into the soldier’s home. Police say they entered an upstairs bedroom and broke into a locked file cabinet, where apparently the backpack was kept.

It’s unclear if these people knew the homeowner or why they would want those items in his bag. They’ve been charged with receiving stolen property.

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  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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