Ethan Berlin, 23, of Revere, was arrested on February 17 in connection with an armed robbery in Littleton involving the capture of two puppies.
On the morning of January 17, Littleton Police reportedly responded to a report of someone who was “possibly being robbed at gunpoint.” The preliminary investigation suggested that the victim agreed to meet Berlin for the sale of two puppies. Upon arrival, Berlin allegedly brandished what was believed to be a handgun and stole the puppies as well as other personal items from the victim. No injuries were reported; however, the puppies are still missing.
After further investigation, a warrant was issued for Berlin’s arrest. He was then taken into custody at his home in Revere one month after the alleged incident.
“I want to thank the Revere Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and all of our law enforcement partners for their assistance in this ongoing investigation,” said Littleton Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Patterson.
Berlin was arraigned in Ayer District Court on charges of armed robbery, larceny over $1,200, witness intimidation, larceny from a person and malicious destruction of personal property of more than $1,200. Under state law, if convicted, Berlin could face 30 years to life in prison and at least $33,000 in fines.