The couple arrested in connection to a string of donut shop robberies in Bellingham, Plainville, North Attleboro and Franklin have admitted to holding up the shops in an attempt to gain drug money according to the Sun Chronicle.
Gregory and Amanda Mansur, who are currently homeless, admitted to North Attleboro police that they attempted to rob donut shops in order to get money to buy heroine.
In each incident, Gregory Mansur, aged 23, walked into the shop and threatened to stab the person at the register with what he claimed was a HIV infected hypodermic needle unless he was given money. Amanda Mansur, aged 24, was responsible with driving the getaway car.
On the evening of Wednesday October 10, the couple attempted to rob two Dunkin' Donuts in Plainville. While they were unsuccessful at the chain's location on 82 Taunton Street, they did get away with $200 from the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1.
North Attleboro police caught the couple on the afternoon of October 11 by while planning another attempted robbery at a Honey Dew Donuts on Route 1.
Both Gregory and Amanda Mansur were ordered to be held in jail on cash bail during their arraignment in Attleboro District Court. Gregory Mansur is being held on $25,000 cash bail while Amanda Mansur is being held on $10,000 bail.
In Attleboro, where the charges were related to their arrest in North Attleboro, they are currently being charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of heroin. A plea of innocent was entered during the arraignment.
The couple will face the charges for the holdups in Plainville and Franklin at Wrentham District Count.