FREETOWN — A Freetown man faces multiple charges in connection to a violent robbery in the town over the weekend.

Freetown Police responded to East Public Street on Sunday at about 3:40 p.m. for a report of an unarmed robbery. The victim told police he had just parked his vehicle in his driveway when he saw another man walking a dog nearby. The man allegedly walked up to the passenger door of the vehicle and looked inside. Upon seeing cash on the seat, the man opened up the door and grabbed the money, according to the victim. The victim, who was still in the driver's seat, told police he tried to take the money back from the suspect, who then punched him in the head.

When the suspect was out of the vehicle, the victim locked the car doors and called police while the suspect punched and kicked the car.

Officers Christopher Medeiros and Nathan Melo responded and spotted the suspect standing nearby. Police arrested the man, Steven Bernard, 54, of 7 West Public Street. Bernard is charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and disorderly conduct.

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