Three arrested after Dartmouth mugging

May 19, 2019

Dartmouth police arrested three people on Saturday afternoon in connection to an armed robbery at the Capri Motel early that morning.

Anilton Martins, 35, Matthew McDermott, 22, and Tiffany Morgado, 36, all of Fall River, were arrested and charged with armed robbery and a handful of other crimes.

Police had been called out to the Capri Motel in North Dartmouth at around 7:25 a.m. on Saturday for a reported disturbance.

Upon their arrival, officers found a 30 year old Roxbury man lying on the ground in the parking lot, who told them three people had assaulted him with a knife and robbed him of $100.

The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle after the robbery.

The male victim was transported to the hospital after complaining of pain, although no injuries were visible.

While officers were actively investigating the incident, Dartmouth Police were notified that the suspects had returned to the Capri Motel and dispatched officers to the scene at around 3 p.m.

The three suspects were arrested by Officer Colby Cusson and charged with armed robbery as well as assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

In addition to the charges, Morgado also had five outstanding warrants and McDermott had two outstanding warrants.

Both he and Morgado were also charged with providing a false name to police.