At about 1:15 PM on Monday August 23, 2021, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a vandalism in the area of 5 Allstate Road in Roxbury.

Officers spoke with the victim who observed the suspect, later identified as Brian Larkin, 42, of Boston, pour a bottle of Coca Cola into the gas tank of their commercial pickup truck parked in the lot of South Bay Mall. At approximately 3:45 PM officers located the suspect in the area of 290 Southampton Street.

A CJIS query revealed that Larkin had an outstanding warrant issue of Boston Municipal Court for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Brian Larkin was placed under arrest and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.