ROCKLAND (CBS) — Another Dunkin’ Donuts store was robbed Tuesday night, but police are not saying whether it is connected to a long string of more than 20 robberies over the last few months in Eastern Massachusetts.
Wednesday, the Norwood Police Department planned a meeting of detectives from as many as 16 communities which have been hit by these robberies.
Police say it’s an opportunity to discuss the dozens of hold-ups and try to find common themes.
“He’s very calm and collected,” says Duxbury Police Chief Matt Clancey, “and while no one has been physically hurt, we are concerned because these clerks have been traumatized. They’re being pushed to the ground at gunpoint.”
Rockland Police say the latest robbery happened around 7:40 p.m. at the Hingham Street location.
According to police the masked man entered the restaurant’s side door and pointed a gun at the female clerk, demanding money.
The clerk gave him the money and the masked man fled out the same door.
The man is described as wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt, a mask and black gloves.
Duxbury Police also say a convenience store was robbed Tuesday night by a man fitting the same description.
According to police, the suspect robbed the store when he found the Dunkin’ Donuts across the street was closed.
He apparently walked into the convenience store, forced the clerk to the ground, and took the money.
Monday, Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Burlington and Bedford were also robbed. Police have not said whether those robberies are connected to the others.
Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Canton, Newton, West Roxbury, Westwood, Norwood, Walpole, Plainville, Norton, North Attleboro, Raynham and Easton have also been robbed over the last few months.
Dunkin’ Donuts has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
WBZ-TV Bill Shields contributed to this report
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