Additional Robbery Charges for Alleged Thieves Nabbed Last Week
NEW BEDFORD — Two men arrested Friday for a string of armed robberies in New Bedford are now facing additional charges in connection with other thefts.
Ryan Stojack, 26, of 65 Shaw Road, Fairhaven, has been charged with four additional robberies, two at Dunkin Donuts locations on Coggeshall Street and Purchase Street, one at a 7-Eleven on Phillips Road and one at Price-Rite on Hathaway Road.
Stojack faces charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime, and breaking into a depository for a break Oct. 10 at the Dunkin Donuts at 1746 Purchase Street, as well as breaking and entering in the nighttime on Oct. 16 at Dunkin Donuts at 245 Coggeshall Street. Police say in both incidents, he gained access through the drive-through window.
Police also charged him larceny over $250 for a robbery on October 16, when he allegedly stole more than 40 packs of cigarettes at 7-Eleven at1389 Phillips Road and fled the store.
Stojack is also charged with shoplifting, assault and battery, intimidating a witness and armed robbery, as police say on October 21, Stojack stole over $100 of meats from Price Rite at 133 Hathaway Road, and fled in a vehicle. When a store employee attempted to stop his vehicle, Stojack punched and threatened the employee.
Police also arrested Thomas Pendergast Jr., 29, of 88 Linden St. Apt. 1S, New Bedford in connection with this incident. He is charged with shoplifting, assault and battery, intimidating a witness and armed robbery.
The two men already face charges in connection with three armed robberies within 10 days, at the Xtra Mart on Durfee Street, the Sunoco Station on Acushnet Avenue and Brooklawn Liquors on Ashley Boulevard.
--New Bedford Police