December 2, 2020

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In an odd turn of events, two suspects accused of robbing a Stop & Shop in Massachusetts on Thursday towed their car to a Burger King afterward before being apprehended by police, authorities said.

Massachusetts State Police troopers and a K9 team responded around 8:45 a.m. to help officers in North Attleborough find the man and woman authorities claimed robbed the Stop & Shop at 406 East Washington St.

The suspects sped away after the alleged armed robbery in a white Acura with a Massachusetts registration, state police said in a statement.

Authorities learned roughly an hour later the suspects had their car towed and brought to the Burger King and gas station on the northbound side of Route 24 in Bridgewater, according to the statement.

As troopers closed in on the suspects, the man, later identified as 36-year-old Justin O’Connell, allegedly carjacked a Toyota Camry and drove away.

The woman, later identified as 41-year-old Valerie Proulx, was arrested at the service plaza, according to state police.

Troopers chased after the stolen Camry into West Bridgewater, where O’Connell is accused of crashing near the intersection of Crescent and Spring Streets. He was taken into custody at the scene of the collision, authorities said.

O’Connell and Proulx, both of whom are from Brockton, were booked at the state police barracks in Middleborough, where the suspects claimed to need medical attention. They were being taken to an area hospital shortly before 12 p.m., according to officials.

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