WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP-Westfield News) - The owner of a kiosk at the Holyoke Mall is now facing criminal charges, after Westfield Police say that he purchased stolen jewelry from burglary suspects, and even gave them advice about what to steal and how not to get caught.
Our media partner The Westfield News reports that Anthony Windoloski, 25, of Chicopee, was arraigned in Westfield District Court on charges including receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime, and obstruction of justice.
Police Detective Brian Freeman told the newspaper that two burglary suspects had admitted they sold jewelry to Windoloski’s store, the “Gold Deposit.”
Court documents obtained by the Westfield News say that Windoloski encouraged the suspects to use fake IDs, gave them advice about what to steal, and even offered to meet them in the parking lot, away from the mall’s security cameras.
Windoloski was arrested by Westfield Police, in cooperation with Holyoke Police. Following his arraignment at Westfield District Court, he was released on personal recognizance, and is due back in court on October 3.