Does the Mom of Alleged Boston Bombing Brothers Have a Criminal Past?

In the flurry of details emerging as authorities try to track down Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect police are seeking following the Boston Marathon bombings, you might have missed some of the alleged details surrounding one of his closest relatives. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is reportedly Dzhokhar’s mother — and, according to numerous outlets, she was arrested on June 13, 2012.

The charges against her? According to Russia Today, she was charged with larceny of women’s clothing, which was valued at $1,624. Additionally, she was charged with two counts of malicious damage to property. The purported theft took place at Lord & Taylor in Natick, Massachusetts.

Natick Police (Photo Credit: Natick Police)

A Patch story that was published last summer explains the alleged charges against Tsarnaeva. The description reads, “Loss prevention from Lord & Taylor called to report they had detained a shoplifter. Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, 45, of 410 Norfolk St., Apt. 3, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 (women’s clothing valued at $1,624), and two counts of malicious/wanton damage/defacement to property.”

In a fit of tragic irony, her alleged sons were caught on a Lord & Taylor surveillance video during Monday’s horrific terror attack (but it was not the same branch the mother purportedly robbed).

Read TheBlaze’s complete coverage of the suspects and their family members here.