Cambridge Man Arrested on Warrants in Connection with Thursday’s Armed Robbery and Carjacking


The Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and U.S. Marshals today arrested Dennis Kelley, 43, Cambridge, on warrants out of Cambridge District Court for Armed Robbery and Armed Carjacking.  The warrants were secured following a commercial armed robbery and carjacking that took place in Cambridge and Somerville on Thursday, August 12.

Kelley was taken into custody without incident by Detectives with the Cambridge Police Department, the MSP VFAS and members of the U.S. Marshals in Boston earlier this morning.

On Thursday, August 12 at approximately 12:24 p.m., an employee at a Cambridge Street nail salon reported a suspect showed a gun and demanded money inside the business. The suspect then fled on foot with cash and a cell phone and went to a nearby McDonald’s on McGrath Highway in Somerville. A Medford woman then reported she was the victim of an armed carjacking in the parking lot. The suspect took off in her Toyota RAV4 and the vehicle was found abandoned in Somerville near the railroad tracks off McGrath Highway.  The suspect fled on foot and was not initially located after an extensive search was conducted by the Cambridge, Somerville and State Police.  

As a result of a diligent follow-up investigation led by Cambridge Police Detectives and valuable assistance from the general public and local law enforcement, the Cambridge Police secured an arrest warrant for Kelley late last week.  

He is expected to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court today.  

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