Two suspects arrested for armed robberies
Two individuals have been placed under arrest by Wareham Police detectives for two armed robberies which occurred recently in Wareham.
Krystopher Lopes-Rattigan, 30, of no certain address, and Eric Wroten, 38, of 296 Court Street, Plymouth, are suspected of committing an armed robbery at Pepin’s Liquors at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Lopes-Rattigan is suspected of being the masked gunman while Wroten served as the getaway driver. A third suspect, who allegedly acted as the lookout, overdosed in another town the next day and later died.
The second armed robbery took place at the Wareham Country Market at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, March 15. A third suspect is yet to be identified in this incident.
After the investigation and subsequent identification of the suspects, detectives obtained arrest warrants for the two and began a search to locate them. On Tuesday, March 26, a Wareham Police detective, assisted by Plymouth Police, arrested Wroten at his residence in Plymouth. On Friday, April 5, at 4:45 a.m., a Wareham Police detective, along with members of the State and Boston Police, arrested Lopes-Rattigan in an apartment at 977 Canterbury Street in Boston.
Eric Wroten is being charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm and two counts of armed robbery while being masked. He is being held on $10,000 cash bail at the Plymouth House of Correction.
Krystopher Lopes-Rattigan is charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm and two counts of armed robbery while masked (subsequent offense). He was ordered held without bail pending a further court appearance.
“The dogged efforts of the detectives resulted in arrests being made in these serious crimes,” said Chief John Walcek. “While one suspect remains outstanding, I am confident that he will be brought to justice.”