CANTON, Mass. (AP) - A Dedham man investigated in connection with a string of robberies at Dunkin' Donuts stores in eastern Massachusetts has been ordered held on $200,000 bail.
Isaiah Murphy pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday in Stoughton District Court on armed robbery charges in two robberies that occurred in Canton.
Authorities continue to investigate whether the 23-year-old Murphy is linked to more than 20 robberies. He recently worked for a Westwood Dunkin' Donuts and did not leave on good terms.
Murphy was arrested on Tuesday. Police said evidence, sneakers and a 45 caliber gun, found at the home linked him to the robberies.
Prosecutor Chris Meade said, "He's also made some admissions after he was arrested to conducting several robberies, as well as discarding clothing he wore, as well as eventually discarding what was used what appears to be a firearm."
Defense attorney Jim Gavigan said Murphy and his family were "devastated" by the charges. His attorney also said that he had a couple of minor problems with the law, but mostly stayed out of trouble.
"He's 23-years-old, a graduate of high school, attending Mass Bay Community College. No criminal history. just a couple minor infractions dismissed for court costs."
Murphy will be back in court Dec. 30.