Middleborough man arrested in Carver Dunkin’ Donuts break-in

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A Middleborough man suspected of breaking into a Carver Dunkin’ Donuts was arrested following a chase and extensive search Thursday, police said.

Anthony Miranda, 42, is facing multiple charges in the robbery and chase, and for allegedly receiving a stolen car, Carver police said in a statement.

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Miranda allegedly smashed the drive-through window at the shop on Montello Street early Wednesday, entered the store, and made off with the contents of a cash register drawer, officials said.

A Carver officer spotted Miranda driving the green Subaru Impreza believed to have been used in the robbery on Plymouth Street shortly before 5 p.m., police said.

The officer attempted to stop Miranda but he drove into Middleborough and eventually fled on foot, police said. After an hour-long search, a Middleborough K9 unit located Miranda, who was taken to Jordan Hospital for a dog bite.

“Further investigation confirmed that the suspect was the same male who had broken into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Wednesday,” police said.

Authorities also said the Subaru he was driving was stolen from New Bedford.

Miranda will be arraigned in Wareham District Court on Friday, police said.

There have been two dozen robberies at Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Massachusetts since March. All have happened while the stores were still open, most of them in the evening. A large number happened in communities south of Boston.

Police have officially connected only five of the 24 robberies, but officials from the communities affected are working together and sharing information.

In 22 of the hold-ups, the suspect, described as a white man between 19 and 30 years of age, has brandished a gun or knife.

Police would not say that the Carver crime was related to the others.

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