According to police, on October 14, the Dunkin Donuts located at 28 Winn Street was robbed by a male suspect who brandished what appeared to be a black colored pistol. The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, black hooded jacket, jeans, black sneakers and black gloves entered the store at approximately 8:05 p.m. and demanded the money from the register.
According to the release, the Burlington Police have currently increased directed patrols of these type establishments and are encouraging citizens to notify police if they observe any suspicious activity. Any information related to this case should be forwarded to the Burlington Police Detective Bureau at 781-505-1921.
The robbery may not have been an isolated incident, according to police.
"It is believed that this incident may be related to similar incidents in the area and the Burlington Police Department is working closely with area departments to identify the suspect," the release states.
About a half an hour after the Burlington Dunkin Donuts robbery there was a robbery with a suspect with a similar description at a Dunkin Donuts in Bedford.
Also Monday night there was a robbery of a Hess Station in Waltham. According to a story on Waltham Patch, the incident began at 10:28 p.m. when police received a report of a robbery alarm at the 70 Prospect St. station, Police Sgt. Joseph Guigno said. When police arrived, the clerk told them the suspect had entered the store and pointed a black pistol at the clerk and demanded cash from the register.
That suspect is described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and black mask, according to Guigno. The suspect's skin was not visible to the clerk since all of it was covered by clothing.The robbery comes after a recent string of armed robberies of Dunkin Donuts locations, including a recent incident in Newton.