First it was BPS student’s stolen saxophone from Fields Corner, now it’s a piano from South Station…yes, a piano. If you’re thinking to yourself, “How on earth did someone steal a piano?,” well, this guy was clearly a profession thief…sort of. Best line of the report – “Babyok provided more non sensical responses..”
On November 22, 2021 at approximately 11:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA’s South Station Track 1 area for an unknown male attempting to steal tools and other items from a construction area. Upon arrival officers located the male subject who was in possession of a shopping cart which contained a large unopened box packaged for shipping. The shipping label had a city of Boston address as a destination and a name. The male, later identified as Timothy Babyok, 41, of Easthampton, MA., initially furnished a false name and other biographical information. The name Babyok furnished did not match with the shipping label and officers inquired how he came into possession of the package. Babyok provided more non sensical responses. The packaged was clearly label as a Yamaha Piano.
Subsequent to an investigation officers tracked down the rightful owner who informed the officers he ordered a 1,700.00$ piano that never arrived despite the tracking number indicating it had been delivered. Officers delivered the piano to the most grateful owner and all was well. Not so for Babyok he was placed into custody for Receiving Stolen Property Over 1,200.00$ and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process it was discovered Babyok had two warrants outstanding for his arrest issued out of Cambridge District Court for Shoplifting and Boston Municipal Court for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at [email protected] the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt