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Greenfield Police Make Arrest in String of Robberies

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have arrested a man they believe is involved in a series of robberies in town.

Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh, Jr. says that over the last several weeks, his department has been investigating armed robberies that occurred at the Valley Mart on November 12, JC’s Market on November 15, and Cumberland Farms on November 18.

In the first two cases, Haigh notes that one male suspect was reportedly involved, while two people were involved in the third robbery. He notes that the description of one of the suspects matched all three incidents.

Thursday night, around 9:15, police were called out to a fourth robbery, at the Valley Mart on Mill Street. In this case, it was reported that a male suspect entered the store, showed a gun, and robbed the store of money.

A second person was also reportedly seen in an awaiting vehicle.

Over the course of the investigation, Haigh explains that “evidence was gathered to support” the arrest of 18-year-old Dylan Wickline of Bernardston.

“Greenfield Detectives have compiled evidence linking Mr. Wickline to at least three of the four robberies, and believe there to have been co-conspirators in at least two of the robberies. Evidence supports Wickline was the gun wielder in three of the four incidents,” Haigh says.

Wickline is facing charges of three counts of armed robbery while masked, and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned Friday in Greenfield District, where he was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing on December 10.

The investigation into all of the robberies remains active and ongoing.

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  • sickofpaying

    What a punk, here is his facebook link… Main picture at 18 years old is with a big bottle of Ketel One Vodka, his parents must be so proud!

  • sickofpaying

    Not sure why it did not attach, here we go: facebook (dot) com / dylan . wickline

  • prackha1

    We are all responsible for our actions at 18 or 80. I live by and frequent one of the places that was robbed and know the clerk working that night. This boy may have problems, however no one has the right to do what he did. Here are people just doing their jobs and in comes this person and holds a gun to their face yes in their face. Imagine the trauma caused to these victims. One slip and things could have been so much worse.Armed robbery is a felony times 3, don’t think he will be out on the streets anytime soon. People do have tough choices to make in life, some make the right choices and some do not and have to live with the outcome of the choices they make.