CANTON (CBS) – They have terrorized communities throughout the Boston area for months now, breaking into Dunkin’ Donuts stores overnight and stealing thousands of dollars. Now two brothers are under arrest and will be facing a judge.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

The brothers, identified as 37-year-old Peter Wallace, of Dorchester, and 33-year-old Wayne Wallace, of Quincy, were arrested over the weekend and arraigned on Monday. Police say they’ve been on the run for more than a year after hitting up more than 30 Dunkin’ Donuts locations.

“Since the beginning of the year, they’ve hit area Dunkin’ Donuts, breaking in early morning, late at night, prying through drive-thru windows or back doors,” said Chief Kenneth Berkowitz.

Police caught the suspects after they triggered an alarm at the Canton location on Saturday night. Two officers on duty nearby heard the alarm.

Police showed WBZ-TV the sledgehammer and crow bar they said the brothers used to break into the stores. The tools, along with masks, were found in the suspects’ car.

“A pry bar that’s been used in most of the cases to pry open the drive-thru window. The sledgehammer they used to knock the safe off the mooring on the floor,” Berkowitz said.

Investigators believe the pair may be behind burglaries in 21 other communities dating back to May.

“They’ve been in and out in a very short period of time. We don’t know the connection to the Dunkin’ Donuts. Past employment maybe, familiar with someone that works in the area Dunkin Donuts,” Berkowitz said.

A third suspect is still on the loose, but police are happy the brothers are off the street and behind bars.

“It’s a great feeling for us, a great job by the patrol officers. Really heads up, they kept their cool and were able to finally get them,” Berkowitz said.

Police have not been able to determine the amount of money stolen in total. The brothers face a slew of charges including robbery and breaking and entering.

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports

Comments (22)
  1. EZ says:

    Cops on duty near a doughnut shop? Tell me it is not so……

    1. Al Schork says:

      Fine police work. Who would ever figure a donut bandit would hit a bakery? Law enforcement at its finest.

    2. Daekwondae LaMarcus Washington says:

      You racist Crackers already blaming Black people for this.

      They were both White Bread H0nky Racists, not earnest decent Black folk.

      Racist a$$ Pale Boys

      1. chinchy says:


      2. Baron Von Ribbentropp says:

        Not earnest decent Black folk, nor unicorns, nor Big Foots, nor the Loch Ness Monster, nor mermaids… nor anything else of mythological lore.
        I know, right? jus’ sayin’

  2. LIGHTHORSE says:


  3. DigitalBob says:

    I can hear the cops now: “Donut shop, eh boys? This time, it’s personal…”

    1. Earl K. says:

      The brilliance of this comment needs to be recognized.

  4. Al Schork says:

    I bet dey can git dozenutz glazed good in the big house. Give dem fuzz a dozen long johns on the house.

      1. teaj says:

        they want their doughnut holes glazed up. That’s why black people get arrested with their pants sagging.

  5. R Smith says:

    Make them eat doughnuts for the rest of their lives in prison.

  6. terryatrae says:

    Man, I’m glad I read the article…I thought they were going to say they were after that nasty tasting coffee….What a relief….

  7. RobertR says:

    They could hit that many Dunkin Donuts in just a couple blocks in Boston.

  8. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    Time to take the donuts.

  9. Robert Mantos says:


  10. gary-bg says:

    Ok my question is after a few dozen robberies of the same establishments why did they still insist on having money on hand over night in these businesses.I remember working for a gas station and the safe was imbedded in the floor encased in concrete with only the slot accessible and the district manager took all receipts to the bank on a regular basis we did not keep hundreds of dollars on hand it was deposited.

  11. seanpatriot says:


  12. asddas says:

    Brothers? As in black people?

    1. chinchy says:

      Colored People!

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