On July 24, 2011, Wrentham Police responded to a robbery at the Wrentham Mall. Employees of the Reebok Store and Rockport Store were on the way to a local bank with deposits when the employee carrying both bank deposits was assaulted by a male suspect who knocked him to the ground and struck him several times until he released the deposit bag. The assailant then fled with an accomplice to a getaway car that was driven by a third suspect.
Sgt. Mayhew, Officer Hearon, Officer Coliflores and Det. Lt. McGrath arrived at the scene and conducted investigation that led to recovery of key evidence.
On July 25, 2011, Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath executed a search warrant on a suspect vehicle in
after the vehicle was seized by Officer Shanna Loveless of Cumberland P.D. Additional evidence was recovered as a result of the search. Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath developed information on possible suspects and proceeded to Cumberland RI where additional information was gathered for the investigation. Providence RI
On July 29, 2011, the investigation continued in
where one suspect was located, identified and subsequently arrested. Matthew J. Brodeur, age 24, of 21 Lee St., Milford MA was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Unarmed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; Larceny Over $250.00; and Assault & Battery. Milford
On July 30, 2011, Det. Lt. McGrath and Providence Police Detectives, with arrest warrants in hand, searched locations in
that led to the arrest of two additional suspects. Providence
Marcus Appiah, age 24, of
, 192 Lester St. Providence RI
Michael Appiah, age 24, of
, 100 Vinton St. Providence RI
All three suspects were arraigned on August 1, 2011 at the Wrentham District Court.