Greenfield Police Make Arrest in String of Robberies
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.