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Middleborough man arrested in Carver Dunkin’ Donuts break-in

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

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

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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, who drove into Middleborough and eventually fled on foot, police said.

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After an hourlong 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 said the Subaru that Miranda was driving was stolen from New Bedford.

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

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There have been two dozen robberies at Dunkin’ Donuts shops in Massachusetts since March. All have happened while the stores were 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 whether the Carver crime was related to the others.

Jasper Craven can be reached at jasper.craven@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven.
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