Break-in reported at Carver Dunkin’ Donuts; police probe possible links to Dunkin’ robberies

A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Carver was broken into early this morning by a suspect who smashed the drive-through window glass, entered the store, and made off with the contents of a cash register drawer, officials said.

Police were called to 2 Montello St. at 3:51 a.m. when an alarm system, apparently triggered by the burglar, went off.

There have been two dozen Dunkin’ Donuts shops robbed in Massachusetts since March. All of the robberies have happened while the stores were still open, most of them in the evening. Most of the robberies happened in communities south of Boston.

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Police have only officially connected five of the 24 robberies, but police from all of the communities where the robberies happened are sharing information and coordinating with each other.

In 22 of the stickups, the suspect has brandished a gun or a knife, and has been described as a white man between 19 and 30 years of age.

The suspect’s gender and description from the Carver break-in were not immediately available because police had not yet reviewed surveillance video from the store.

“It is dissimilar to the armed robberies,” said Carver Police Chief Marc Duphily. “But they could have changed their tactics because they are all over the news.”