Wareham Police: Man demands $100 payment to return stolen iPhone

Jun 25, 2018

A 43-year-old man attempted to extort $100 from a woman he allegedly stole an iPhone from, according to Wareham Police.

On Saturday, June 23, a woman reported that her phone had been stolen from a Fall River MacDonalds the week before to Wareham Police. She said a man recently contacted her, saying it would be returned if she paid him $100. The victim agreed to meet the man at the 7-11 in West Wareham.

Wareham Police officers Steven Soqui and Chris Smith followed the victim in an unmarked car. Officers then confronted the suspect, Mark Avery, 43, of Fall River and recovered the cell phone.

Avery was then arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $250.