Thief Stakes Out Dunkin’ Donuts, Holds Knife to Worker’s Back

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Watertown Police Department

Police are searching for the man who staked out a Dunkin Donuts in Watertown and robbed employees at knifepoint as they were getting ready to open the store Tuesday morning.

According to police, the robber waited outside the Dunkin Donuts at 1174 Main Street in Watertown until an employee arrived around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.

He then grabbed her while she was walking into the store and held a knife to her back. Once inside, he ordered the employee and a coworker to the ground and went behind the counter. Police said he forced the second worker to open the safe.

The thief got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said no one was hurt during the robbery, although the robber threatened to use the kitchen knife he wielded.

Investigators are asking for help in tracking down the culprit. Police said he was clad in all black and was wearing a hood and mask over his face, along with a pair of black gloves and a large silver watch on his left hand. He appeared to have a bruise, scab or mole unde rhis left eye.

Anyone with information is asked to call Watertown police at 860-945-5200 or Crimestoppers at 860-945-9940.

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