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Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Using Hypodermic Needle To Rob Center City Dunkin' Donuts

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A homeless man has been arrested after he was identified as the suspect who allegedly used a hypodermic needle to rob a Center City Dunkin' Donuts.

Thirty-two-year-old John Mcauley allegedly went behind the counter of the Dunkin' Donuts in the 800 block of Chestnut Street and grabbed one of the employees by the arm. He then threatened to stab the employee with the needle if she did not open the cash register or if she tried to call police.

After a struggle with the workers, Mcauley opened the register himself and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police released surveillance video to the media yesterday and a SEPTA Police Officer saw it on the news and recognized the suspect. Officers were then able to identify Mcauley and found him in the area of 1800 East Ontario Avenue where he was quickly arrested.

Mcauley is charged with robbery, theft-unlawful taking, theft-receiving stolen property, PIC, terroristic threats, simple assault and REAP.

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