Three Wareham men arrested for armed robbery
MATTAPOISETT - Three men from Wareham have been arrested and charged with armed robbery following a car chase through two South Coast towns on Sept. 1.
Spencer Ellenwood, 22, Enrique Gomes, 28, and Saveion Brandon, 22 — all of Wareham — were taken into custody after Mattapoisett Police received a 911 call just before 7 p.m. Tuesday for an armed robbery at 155 North Street in Mattapoisett.
Dispatchers described the alleged robbery as involving a “mini AK-47” pointed at an individual’s back. The men allegedly fled the scene in a black Nissan Altima registered in East Wareham.
Mattapoisett Police Sgt. King, Officer Parker and Officer Perez responded to the scene and notified surrounding police departments of the vehicle’s description and registration, before New Bedford Police Officer Turgeon spotted the car at about 7:15 p.m. heading north on Rt. 18 and continuing eastbound on I-195 towards Fairhaven.
A brief chase ensued down the highway while Mattapoisett and Rochester police put spikes down in the road to blow the tires out if the car sped by.
New Bedford and Mattapoisett officers surrounded the vehicle before the Main Street overpass in Fairhaven.
The three suspects were placed into custody by New Bedford police officers and sent back to Mattapoisett Police Headquarters along with the Nissan by 7:45 p.m.
All three are charged with armed robbery while masked, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and breaking and entering into a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a felony.
The incident is under investigation with the Mattapoisett Police Department.
Fairhaven Police and Plymouth County Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted on the call.