Suspect identified in Saugus, Mass. Dunkin' Donuts robbery

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

November 7, 2013, 8:28 am
Print Article

2:40 p.m. UPDATE: Suspect charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. Phinney hid behind a chalkboard during his arraignment. He's being held without bail; he's due back in court on Nov. 14.

(NECN: Jackie Bruno: Saugus, Mass) - Saugus, Mass. Police confirm a suspect is in custody following a robbery at a Dunkin' Donuts store.

Police have identified the suspect as 25-year-old Vyacheslav Phinney. He will be charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon

The call came in about 3:00 Thursday morning on Route 1 at Essex Street.

Employees say the suspect barged through the door demanding money. He had a knife, but thankfully no one was hurt.

Customers say they feel for these employees who have had to put up with the repeated robberies.

Natalie Lorge of Saugus said, “That is so scary. I can’t even imagine what they’re going through. I’ve worked in a food establishment before and I’m just glad everybody's alright.”

Brian Poussard of Salem said, “I don't know how they do it sometimes, people that work at a Dunkin’ Dounts or a 7-11 or something like that. I would do it, but people have to eat, you know?”

Police are not saying if this robbery is connected to the nearly two dozen robberies at Dunkin' Donuts stores in the last few months.

Tags: massachusetts, police , Saugus , robbery, arraignment, Dunkin Donuts, suspect, Jackie Bruno
On last day of the expo at Hynes Convention Center, veteran runners spoke as massive crowds congregated at Copley Square
'Carbo-loading' event on eve of Boston Marathon featured upbeat music and high spirits
Boston buried Detroit in Easter matchup; first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs even at 1 game apiece