Suspect identified in Kingston e-commerce jewelry theft

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KINGSTON — A suspect has been identified in a larceny case involving a jewelry sale arranged through Facebook Marketplace that ended with the seller being maced and dragged in the Kingston Collection mall parking lot on April 1.

The Kingston Police Department reported that the victim, a local resident, planned to sell jewelry to a prospective buyer who, upon arrival, stole the items and fled the scene.

The seller was assaulted with his own mace and dragged by the suspect’s vehicle while attempting to prevent the theft.

Through diligent work by patrol officers and detectives, the suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Jonathan Esteban Roman-Falcon of Dorchester.

Roman-Falcon, who has a history of thefts and violent crimes, is currently wanted for an armed robbery that took place in Boston just days before the Kingston incident.

Notably, Roman-Falcon initially used his real name on Facebook to arrange the sale, which helped the police in identifying him.

Authorities are now seeking a felony warrant for Roman-Falcon’s arrest and caution that he may be armed and dangerous.

The public is advised not to approach him but to contact the police if he is spotted.

The Kingston Police Department also used this opportunity to remind the community to utilize the designated safe exchange zone at the police station for e-commerce transactions.

They stressed that if a theft attempt occurs during a sale, individuals should not resist but should instead try to collect as much information as possible about the suspect and contact the police immediately.

Anyone with information regarding Jonathan Esteban Roman-Falcon’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Lt. Michael Skowyra at 781-585-0523 ext. 6662.

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