Braintree CVS robbery suspect caught after multi-city investigation

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BRAINTREE — A suspect believed to be responsible for a string of armed robberies, including a recent heist at a CVS pharmacy in Braintree, was apprehended following a collaborative effort between local law enforcement agencies, police said Friday.

The CVS at 884 Washington St. was robbed around 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 by an individual claiming to have a firearm.

Braintree Police, along with a K9 unit, scoured the area for the suspect, eventually discontinuing the search after two hours when it was clear the suspect had fled the vicinity.

However, the persistent work by Braintree detectives and patrol officers in collecting video footage from various cameras led to a break in the case.

Images of the suspect were disseminated to other police departments for assistance.

A Brockton police officer, recognizing the suspect from the shared photos, helped track down the individual, who is suspected in up to four armed robberies in the Brockton area.

After collaborating with Brockton Police, Braintree detectives gathered sufficient evidence to charge the suspect with the robbery of the Braintree CVS.

The Braintree Police Department expressed gratitude toward the community and the assisting agencies, especially the Brockton Police Department, for their cooperation and efforts in the investigation.

The suspect, whose identity will remain undisclosed until formal arraignment, is set to face charges in Brockton District Court today for the Brockton crimes.

In addition, Braintree authorities are seeking an arrest warrant through Quincy District Court for the CVS robbery.

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