SAUGUS (CBS) – Saugus police arrested a man early Thursday morning for allegedly robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts, but it’s not clear yet if he’s connected to a string of other unsolved thefts.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

An employee of the store on Route 1 told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that a man walked in around 2 a.m., jumped over the counter, grabbed $20 and then ran off into the woods. He was white, clean shaven, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with dark pants and may have been armed with a knife.

Police caught Vyacheslav Phinney, 25, of Melrose, a short time later and charged him with assault and armed robbery.

He will be arraigned Thursday in Lynn District Court.

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There have been about two dozen Dunkin’ Donuts robberies in eastern Massachusetts since March.

It’s not clear yet if this is connected to those incidents.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


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