Quincy: Warrant apprehension team nabs potential robbery suspect

A Whitman man, who has been arrested on several outstanding warrants out of Plymouth and Norfolk Counties, could be tied to a rash of recent drugstore robberies on the South Shore.

25-year-old Aaron Bates of Windsor Drive, according to authorities, has a prior history of drug offenses. He was arrested Tuesday morning without incident in Quincy.

Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald’s Warrant Apprehension team nabbed Bates on 4 outstanding warrants out of Plymouth and Norfolk County.

Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department Spokesman John Birtwell says Bates was wanted for an unarmed robbery out of Brockton on the day after Christmas and for a number of default warrants out of Quincy.

Birtwell says Bates was taken to Quincy District Court to be arraigned on the Norfolk County warrants, and could potentially appear in Brockton District Court to face a number of additional warrants.

According to Birtwell, Bates is a person of interest in a string of drugstore robberies across Plymouth and Norfolk counties.

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