Marshfield: Robber captured after unarmed robbery of auto body shop

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A local business owner takes matters into his own hands after his Marshfield business is robbed.

WATD’s Steve Burns was at Sampson’s Auto Body in Marshfield on Tuesday afternoon, just past 5:00, a short time after an unarmed man came into the business and, according to Sampson, grabbed $1300 from an “unmanned register”.

Sampson said he saw the robber leave the building and actually chased the man across Route 139 and tackled him in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot where was he able to bring him back to his place of business. But, while he was on the phone to police, the suspect fled.

Police officers and police dogs began searching the woods and area along Route 139 in Marshfield and on Enterprise Drive for the man.

Several hours later, Plymouth Police picked up a man on an outstanding warrent, who is described as a “person of interest” in connection with the Marshfield robbery.

The man is believed to be Steven Hoxie, a man who has faced assorted charges, including breaking and entering, over the past few years, in several south shore towns, including Hingham and Hull.


About Christine James

Christine James is the Managing News Editor, and anchor at WATD. She has been a fixture here since 1990. Along the way in her WATD newsroom journey, she has won numerous broadcast awards including the Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow National Award for "Best Newscast."