Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Bridgewater Police Arrest Man for Attempted Robbery at Gas Station
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher Delmonte reports that the Bridgewater Police Department arrested a man today for attempted robbery. The suspect is also believed to be connected to a similar incident in West Bridgewater.
At approximately 4:15 a.m., Bridgewater Police received a 911 call from the clerk at the Go Gas Station, formerly the 7-Eleven gas station, at 155 Broad St. The clerk reported that someone had just attempted to steal the cash register from the store. The man then fled on foot down Spring Street. He was described as a white male, skinny and wearing a hoodie.
A police officer arrived on Spring Street, but did not see any pedestrians. He then observed a brown Mazda back out of a driveway and accelerate in his direction at a high rate of speed.
After catching up to the vehicle, the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop in the Cumberland Farms parking lot, 33 Main St. Through an investigation, and a positive identification from the victim of the robbery, police determined the driver, MICHAEL R. GIANGREGORIO, AGE 29, OF SOUTH EASTON was the man involved in the incident.
As a result, police arrested GIANGREGORIO and charged him with Attempt to Commit Robbery.
Not long after, the West Bridgewater Police notified Bridgewater officers that they were also investigating a similar robbery attempt at Honey Dew Donuts, 475 West Center St. The suspect matched the description of GIANGREGORIO. Additionally, a witness was able to positively identify the suspect. Additional charges will be filed by West Bridgewater Police.
“Working with West Bridgewater Police, we were able to tie this suspect to two separate, but related crimes,” Chief Delmonte said. “We will continue to work collaboratively during our investigations into these incidents.”
GIANGREGORIO was held at the Bridgewater police station pending his arraignment at Brockton District Court today.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.