Investigation Update: At about 9:00 AM on Tuesday January 26, 2021, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and U.S. Marshals HIDTA Task Force Officers with assistance from the Braintree Police Department located and arrested Robert Viens, 48, of Randolph, in the area of 332 Commercial Street in Braintree following a collaborative investigation by detective assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) and District D-4 (South End).

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court for Breaking & Entering with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Possession, Transportation or Use of a Hoax Device or Substance and Wanton Destruction of Property Over $1200, stemming from an incident that occurred at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Saturday January 23, 2021.

The suspect was also wanted on a straight warrant sought out of Boston District Court on charges of Receiving Stolen Property Over $1200 (2 Counts) and Vandalizing Property (2 Counts) stemming from an incident at the Arden Gallery on Monday January 11, 2021. 

The suspect was transported by the Braintree Police Department to District B-2 (Roxbury) for booking procedures without incident and is expected to appear in court for arraignment later today.