Police: Millis robbery suspect drags homeowner with car

MILLIS, MA (WHDH) - A man was arrested Tuesday after police said he dragged the homeowner of the house he had just robbed in Millis.

On Tuesday at around 3 p.m., an Irving Street resident said he came home to find a man robbing his home. The man called police and while officers were responding to the scene the suspect, 32-year-old Daniel Coyle, allegedly ran out of the house and drove away in a 2006 Toyota Corolla with a missing rear window.

As Coyle drove away, police said the homeowner attempted to stop the suspect in the driveway. The homeowner was then dragged for about 30 feet, police said.

Officers said they saw the car driving away and pursued it through Millis, Holliston, Sherborn and Medfield. Police said Coyle then pulled into a CVS parking lot at Rt. 109 and 27 in Medfield. He entered the store and police used a stun gun on him before he was arrested.

Coyle will face charges in all four towns. He appeared in court Wednesday and is being held on $25,000 cash bail. Coyle’s attorney said his client is on drugs that “induced his erratic behavior.”

The homeowner was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Police are now investigating if Coyle is connected to any other home break-ins in the area.

Police encourage homeowners to get as much information as possible about a suspect and to not put themselves in a dangerous situation.

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