Community Alert: Help Police Identify Suspect in Armed Robberies targeting Dunkin Donuts

Since March 18, 2013, there have been 5 unsolved robberies at Dunkin Donuts locations in District E-5 (Roslindale).  In all of these robberies the suspect was masked. The suspect has been described as between 19 and 30 years old, between 5’5” and 5’7”, with either a slim or medium build. In one of the robberies, the suspect may have fled in a green Volvo station wagon. In 3 of the robberies the suspect showed a knife, and in the other 2 the suspect showed a black firearm. The 4 most recent robberies have been at the same 2 locations (1435 VFW Pkwy & 5305 Washington St.), and have been between 8:33 PM and 9:15 PM.  All 3 locations are near the Dedham border.

The circumstances surrounding the most recent incident as well as the previous ones are as follows:

At 8:45 PM on September 10, 2013 officers in District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a commercial robbery at 1435 VFW Parkway (Dunkin Donuts).   An unknown male described as 5’7”, slim build, wearing a blue hoodie, black mask, black sneakers with white bottoms, entered Dunkin Donuts and showed a knife. He ordered the clerk to open a cash register and then removed cash. The suspect then fled through the parking lot and hopped over a fence leading to Bridge Street.

  1. March 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM 1630 VFW Parkway suspect displayed a knife
  2. July 3, 2013 at 9:15 PM 1435 VFW Parkway suspect displayed firearm
  3. August 10, 2013 PM at 8:33 PM 5305 Washington Street suspect displayed firearm
  4. September 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM 5305 Washington Street suspect displayed a knife
  5. September 10, 2013 8:45 PM 1435 VFW Parkway suspect displayed a knife (described above)

Please take note of the person in the video is a suspect in the July 3, 2013 incident. We are actively looking to identify this person and are working with other surrounding jurisdictions who have had similar incidents.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District E-5 (West Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4566.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous