NEWTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – For months, thieves have been targeting Dunkin' Donuts across Massachusetts, the latest armed robbery occurring in Newton Wednesday night.
The Dunkin' Donuts on Needham Street was robbed at gunpoint at about 10:15 p.m. It is the second time this store has been robbed since July, and it's the 21st robbery at a Dunkin' Donuts store in Massachusetts since March.
Police told FOX 25's Melissa Mahan there are similarities in many of the robberies, and they are asking for the public's help tracking down whoever is responsible.
During the most recent Newton robbery, the suspect came through the back door, forced two employees to the floor at gunpoint, opened the register, took money, and then fled.
The employee who called 911 told dispatchers the suspect was a male and wore all black and a ski mask.
The description of both the robbery and the suspect is very similar to many of the 20 other Dunkin' Donuts robberies in places like Plainville, West Roxbury, Norton, Walpole, Dedham, and Canton – to name a few.
Police won't go as far as to say all the robberies are connected, but they do see a pattern.
Dunkin' Donuts corporate office released a statement saying all Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are individually owned and operated and responsible for their own security decisions.
However, in the wake of the recent robberies, the company is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information regarding any of the robberies is asked to contact police.