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Dunkin' Donuts shooting: Two more arrested

By Alex Zequeira email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

FT LAUDERDALE, FL (WFLX) - Authorities say two more suspects have been arrested in connection with violent robberies at Dunkin' Donuts stores in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Update, THU 2 PM: The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Thursday the suspects were caught trying to flee the country by ship. No further details were immediately available.

Earlier this week, three other suspects were taken into custody for the robberies at branches in Delray Beach, Tamarac and Sunrise.

At the Delray Beach store on Nov. 26, authorities say, one man outside and three customers inside were shot. Their injuries were non-life threatening.

The Tamarac branch was robbed a day later and two suspects shot a man in the back and stole cash from customers. The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Previously: They took over a Delray Beach Dunkin Donuts in a take-over style robbery leaving four people injured. But less than a week after the crime, three of the four suspects, caught on tape, sit behind bars.

Police and sheriff's deputies in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties arrested 23-year old Jonathan Jackson, 20-year old Calvin Weatherspoon and 19-year old James Herard, and charged them with the Delray Beach robbery. They are also tied to other robberies in Broward County.

During the November 26 robbery, police say, the three shot four people, including an 84-year-old man, who was shot in the face. The three suspects were arrested in Lauderhill. There, police say, they hopped out of a white car, hit a pedestrian, and took his pit bull.

It turned out that the white car was the same car, used to flee the scene of the Dunkin Donuts in Delray. After being arrested, one of the suspects even went as far as telling investigators that he had no soul.

"He said, 'I've had no soul since 5 years old... And to give you an example... I can kill you two right now, and it wouldn't mean anything to me... I wouldn't even care,'" stated Sergeant Neil Glassman with the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The staff at the Delray Beach Dunkin Donuts is now taking additional measures to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. They're installing an automatic lock, so that people can only be allowed in, if they're buzzed in from the inside. In the meantime customers who use the Dunkin Donuts say they'll make sure to be more vigilant, especially at night.

In the surveillance video taken at the Dunkin' Donuts, there are four men committing the crime, so at least one is still on the loose. Anyone with information about who that fourth suspect is asked to call the Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at 1(800) 458-TIPS. There is a $2,300 reward for information leading to the arrest of this other individual.

Police are also looking to see if the three men may be tied to the murder of BSO sergeant, Chris Reyka.

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