Police say 5 Dunkin’ Donuts robberies in W. Roxbury are believed to be related

Boston police have released video surveillance footage of an armed robbery in July at a West Roxbury Dunkin’ Donuts, saying it was one of a string of five related Dunkin’ Donuts holdups in West Roxbury since March.

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In all five robberies —the most recent occurred Tuesday — the suspect was masked. Witnesses have described the suspect as standing around 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a slim or medium build. They have differed somewhat on his age, estimating it was between 19 and 30.

In three of the robberies, the suspect showed a knife; in two, he wielded a black handgun, police said.

Two robberies occurred at 1435 VFW Parkway; two at 5305 Washington St.; and one at 1630 VFW Parkway. Police said all the stores robbed were near the Dedham border. Police believe the suspect may have fled one of the robberies in a green Volvo station wagon.

A total of 14 Dunkin’ shops have been robbed in Southern New England since March, 13 in Eastern Massachusetts and one in Nashua, N.H.

Until today, police had not drawn a link between any of the robberies. But they now say at least the five in West Roxbury are suspected to be related.

Police departments from all the communities where robberies took place are working together to solve the case. A $10,000 reward is being offered by Canton police and Dunkin’ Donuts for information leading to a suspect.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call West Roxbury detectives at 617-343-4566.