Bridgewater: Suspects in fast food robberies, attempted robbery to be arraigned

Arraignments are planned for today (Monday) in connection with several fast food robberies and an attempted robbery in Bridgewater.

Two women, 27-year-old April Haskins, of North Easton and 21-year-old Victoria Melendez, of Brockton, were both arrested over the weekend, and are facing charges in connection with an armed robbery at the Bridgewater Dunkin’ Donuts, at 750 Bedford Street, on January 30th.

Both are facing charges of armed robbery.

Detectives armed with a search warrant were able to seize evidence in connection with the robbery including an “air soft pellet gun” and clothing that was also believed to have been used in that robbery.

Also facing arraignment is 32-year-old Matthew Nevergelt, of Bridgewater, in connection with an armed robbery at the Bridgewater Kentucky Fried Chicken, on Broad Street, on Sunday.

Police allege the suspect pushed a female clerk and punched a male clerk in the face, trying to take the cash drawer.

A short time after left the KFC, the suspect allegedly tried to rob the Lucky Star gas station in Central Square, Bridgewater.

He was unsuccessful – after he entered the store showing a knife and passing note, asking for money, the clerk, pulled out a large stick and chased him out the door.

Nevergelt was arrested a short time later hiding behind a nearby business – he was found with a black mask and a 4 inch folding knife.

Nevergelt is facing charges of armed robbery, attempted robbery, two charges of assault and battery, and resisting arrest.

Matthew Nevergelt, Victoria Melendez and April Haskins

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