A Dunkin Donuts employee and his accomplice were arrested Thursday morning for breaking into the Braintree doughnut shop and escaping with money.
Lawrence W. Schelle, III, 21, of Braintree and Timothy J. Vecchione, 22, of Weymouth are being charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime and larceny over $250.
The two suspects allegedly approached a side door of the Quincy Avenue Dunkin Donuts and used a key to make entry and went directly to the back room where they stole cash drawers.
By using, a key, the Dunkin Donuts manager was immediately able to narrow down the search, as only three employees were given access to the exterior doors.
Braintree Detectives tracked down Schelle at his home on Thursday and the Braintree man involvement in the break and was unable to produce his key to the store.
During their questioning of Schelle, detectives learned that Vecchione had been over to visit earlier in the night. While speaking with Vecchione, detectives recovered a green duffle bag and noticed clothing that similar to the one seen in the surveillance video.
During the investigation, detectives were informed by officers still at the donut shop that Schelle returned and made a confession to the manager and returned his share of the stolen money. Officers found more money at Vecchione's home. Both suspects were arrested.