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Witnesses report at least 5 shots fired

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By Mike Gaffney

SAUGUS, Mass. — A man brandishing a syringe robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 1 South last Friday and fled the scene, Wicked Local Saugus reported.

Saugus Police responded to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 533 Broadway a little after 3 a.m. on April 4 for a report of an armed robbery.

Witnesses reported a man entered the establishment and produced a syringe. He demanded money from the register and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Saugus Police Assistant Chief Ronald Giorgetti.

The suspect, described as 6 foot tall, 200 pounds, wearing a silver sweatshirt and jeans, exited the Dunkin’ Donuts and made his way to the rear of Prince Pizza.

Giorgetti said a dark colored two-door coupe was seen leaving Prince Pizza. No make or model of the vehicle was reported.

Anyone with any tips or information related to the case is asked to call Saugus Police at 781-941-1190.

Dunkin’ Donuts shooting under investigation

REVERE, Mass. — Police are investigating a shooting at a Revere doughnut shop that left one person injured.

Police say one person was shot at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street.

Lt. Michael McLaughlin did not know the extent of the victim’s injuries.

The victim’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

No names were released and the shooting remains under investigation.

By Benjamin Paulin, The Enterprise

April Haskins, 27, and Victoria Melendez, 21

Bridgewater Police

BRIDGEWATWER, Mass. —Two local women have been arrested and charged with robbing a Dunkin Donuts in Bridgewater two weeks ago, our news partners The Enterprise reported.

April Haskins, 27, of 354 Foundry St. in Easton and Victoria Melendez, 21, of 187 Manley St. in Brockton have both been charged with armed robbery after being arrested over the weekend.

Police say Haskins walked into the Dunkin Donuts at 750 Bedford Street in Bridgewater and showed a hand gun and demanded money, around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Police now believe the gun that was used was an “Air Soft” pellet gun, which was seized during Haskins’ arrest on Saturday.

Bridgewater Police Lt. Thomas Schlatz said officers executed a search warrant at Haskins’ home Saturday. Police found an “Air Soft” gun and clothes they believe she wore during the robbery, which were depicted on surveillance video.

Schlatz said Melendez is believed to have participated in the robbery and she was arrested Sunday.

The two are expected to be arraigned Monday at Brockton District Court.

By Lane Lambert, Patriot Ledger

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QUINCY, Mass. — Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts early Friday morning, after they struck and kicked two employees, and threatened them with a handgun. They also stole one of the employees’ car, our news partners at the Patriot Ledger reported.

Capt. John Dougan said the robbery occurred about 3:30 a.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 687 Hanock St. in the Wollaston neighborhood.

Dougan said the store’s assistant manager told police she’d just arrived for work and was sitting in her parked Ford Escort, waiting for another employee to let her in, when she saw someone waving at the side door.

When she stepped inside, “an unknown male” grabbed her from behind, threw her to the floor, brandished a handgun and demanded that she open the store safe. When she said she couldn’t open the safe, he struck her in the head.

The other employee, a male, told police that a second man assaulted him from behind the same way. The second man kicked him when he said he couldn’t open the safe.

Both employees told the assailants there was money in the register drawers. The two men dragged both to the store’s freezer area, took the cash and left.

The assistant manager said she waited five minutes before she called police, to be sure the robbers were gone. She then saw that they’d stolen her car.

Dougan said he didn’t know whether the employees were treated at the scene for their injuries or taken to the hospital. He said it’s not clear whether the suspects broke in, or surprised the second employee when he arrived for work.

Dougan said the suspects were both described as black males dressed in black and wearing ski masks. One was 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and of stocky build. The other suspect is 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160.

The stolen car is a 1999 white Escort, with the license plate 25BK85. Anyone with information about the robbery or the car is urged to contact detectives at 617-479-1212.

Isaiah Murphy suspected in 20 Dunkin’ Donuts robberies

Canton MA – A man suspected of being the serial robber who had targeted Dunkin Donuts stores in Eastern Massachusetts is in custody, Canton Police said.

Isaiah Murphy, who was arrested Tuesday, is suspected to be behind at least 20 holdups in 16 communities since March, Canton police said.

During the summer, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants were robbed at gunpoint in Canton, Newton, West Roxbury, Westwood, Norwood, Walpole, Plainville, Norton, North Attleboro, Raynham and Easton,

The robberies then spread north to communities including Burlington.

“Evidence linking the suspect to many of the affected locations was uncovered” during a search of Murphy’s home, police said.

Dunkin’ Brands and police in nearly a dozen towns had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Canton police released a surveillance photo in an effort to catch the robber.

Murphy is scheduled to be arraigned in Stoughton District Court Wednesday.

CARVER, Mass. —Police made an arrest Thursday in a theft at a Dunkin Donuts store in Carver.

Authorities with the Carver Police Department said the theft happened early Wednesday morning when a drive-through window was smashed and a cash box stolen.

Investigators said a green Subara Impreza was being sought in connection with the case, and a vehicle matching the description was seen Thursday afternoon.

Officials said there was a chase that ended when the motorist abandoned the vehicle in Middleboro.

A search began, and a Middleboro K-9 unit captured Anthony Miranda, 42, of Middleboro. Miranda was arrested and faces numerous charges, including breaking and entering and larceny.

Bail was set at $25,000, and Miranda is expected in court Friday. He was transported to Jordan Hospital with a dog bite to the leg.

Miranda is not a suspect in the robberies of more than 20 Dunkin Donuts stores over the past year. Officials said the Carver case was an isolated incident.

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