Police: Taunton suspect robbed CVS for $30

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TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Police in Taunton have arrested a robbery suspect – but the case played out a little differently than investigators originally expected.

Kristine Joyce, 29, of Brockton is charged with a single count of armed robbery.

Police said she walked into a Taunton CVS Pharmacy, gave the impression she had a weapon under her shirt, and asked for $30.

The store employee described the suspect to police as a heavyset man and after reviewing security footage, police confirmed the description.

An off-duty officer reported seeing a person matching the description near North Walker Street and alerted police that the suspect was nearby.

Police didn’t realize the suspect was actually a woman until they were handcuffing her.

According to officials, Joyce was uncooperative and refused to give police her name – and officers had to fingerprint her to learn her identity.

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