WAREHAM, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Wareham man was arrested after police said he carjacked one car and attempted to carjack another with a baby inside.
Police said 31-year-old Matthew Mullen approached a 75-year-old woman loading groceries into her car at the Stop & Shop on Cranberry Highway, put his fingers against her back and ordered her to drive him to a bank to withdraw money from an ATM.
When they weren't able to take any money from the ATM, the woman saw a Wareham police cruiser and signaled that she needed help. As the woman spoke to the officer, police said Mullen moved to the driver's side of the vehicle and sped off.
Police said Mullen hopped out of the woman's car and got in the back seat of another car in the area of Main Ave. and East Central Ave. and told the occupants he had a gun. According to police, the vehicle contained a man, a woman, and two-month-old child.
Police said they arrested Mullen within seconds.
Mullen was charged with four counts kidnapping, assault to rob a person over age 60 while armed, larceny of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.