FALMOUTH – Two Falmouth men allegedly assaulted and robbed a Burger King employee today, but were caught after using the stolen cash at the convenience store across the street from the police station.
A 38-year-old Burger King worker was making a night deposit at the TD Bank on Worcester Court just after 1 a.m. today, when he was repeatedly punched in the face by two assailants, the Falmouth police said.
Police said Michael Ellis, 22, and Sean Doyle, 32, both from Falmouth, allegedly beat the man and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
Two police dogs were enlisted to track the men, but police said the pair left footprints from the bank to the Holiday Inn on Jones Road. Hotel employees told police the men hailed a taxi.
An employee from Falmouth Taxi said he drove the men to a sober house on Locust Street, where they reportedly reside.
As police were talking to taxi officials, the men called the same cab to take them to the 7-Eleven convenience store on Main Street, directly across the street from the Falmouth Police Department.
Police said the men were arrested without incident, and an undisclosed amount of cash was found stuffed under a seat in the taxi.
The duo will be arraigned today in Falmouth District Court, and will be charged with unarmed assault to rob, unarmed robbery and larceny from a person, police said.
A search warrant for their Locust Street residence was carried out this morning, and additional charges are possible, police said.