Man accused of robbing Dunkin’ Donuts just blocks from his home

Surveillance photo from Dunkin' Donuts robbery and mugshot of robbery suspect David Brown, both provided by New Bedford Police Dept.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A New Bedford man was arrested Monday morning, less than four hours after allegedly robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts just a few blocks from his home.

Police responded to an alarm at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Union Street around 5:30 a.m.  The clerk told police a man came into the shop with his hand in his sweatshirt, indicated that he had a weapon, and demanded cash.  The robber then ran off with an unknown amount of money from the cash register.

Officers were quickly able to identify the suspect as 35-year-old David Brown.  Around 9:15 a.m., police went to Brown’s Acushnet Avenue home, less than a half-mile from the robbery scene, and arrested him without incident.

Brown was scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in New Bedford District Court on armed robbery charges.

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