East Haven police have a suspect in custody after an armed robbery at Dunkin' Donuts on Sunday morning and said he also robbed a Subway on Saturday, police said.
Police responded to an armed robbery at Dunkin Donuts at 96 East Frontage Road, off the highway, on Sunday morning around 6:22 a.m. and learned the robber implied he had a gun, but never showed one. He fled the scene with cash and was driving a tan Nissan Maxima.
An East Haven police officer saw a car matching the description near Ferry and Chatham streets in New Haven and took James Dietrichsen, 43, of North Haven, into custody.
Police say he also robbed the Subway at 199 Main Street in the Trolley Square Shopping Center in East Haven.
The man who committed that robbery also implied he had a weapon, but never displayed one, police said.
He was wearing a gray U-Mass T-shirt, dark shorts or pants with white sneakers and had a tattoo near his left eye.
He was described as heavy-set, in his mid- to late-30s with dark hair and facial hair.
Police charged Dietrichsen with first-degree robbery, and second-degree robbery for the Subway robbery and both those charges and misuse of plates, operating without insurance, operating with a suspended license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle for the Dunkin' Donuts robbery, police said.
More charges are expected and East Haven police ask anyone with information to call 203-468-3822.
Police are holding Dietrichsen in custody on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in New Haven Superior Court on Monday.