UPDATE BASED ON POLICE REPORTS – 11/15/2023: There’s apparently much more to the initial story according to the police reports filed in court. The robbery victim, a young adult black male, had allegedly been followed and confronted by the suspect in the Wendy’s drive thru. As you will read in the following Orleans Police reports, the suspect allegedly reached into the victim’s car and open the passenger side door. The incident was being recorded on the victim’s cellphone when he was allegedly pushed and robbed of his cellphone. The suspect’s wife also allegedly confronted the victim, asking, “what are you doing in our neighborhood?” Two witnesses told police they heard the suspect call the victim the “N-word” during the alleged robbery.
HN reached out to both the suspect and his wife on Facebook, saying, “this is Rob with Hyannis News… would you like to make a statement or tell your side of the story about your arrest Saturday evening?” At the time of this report, HN has not received a reply from either the suspect or his wife. HN will update should they reply…
HN has redacted following two Orleans Police reports by Officer John Mellin and Sergeant Hannah Greene. The victim’s name has been replaced with “VICTIM.” The names of both witnesses have been replaced with “WITNESS 1” and “WITNESS 2.”
EARLIER UPDATE FROM THE ORLEANS PD – 11/13/2023:
On November 11, 2023 at approximately 10:00pm Orleans Officers responded to Wendy’s on Canal Road for a report of a robbery. After an investigation Orleans Officers arrested CHRISTOPHER R. BELAIR, 51 of Route 6A, Orleans. He was transported to the Orleans Police Department where he was booked and released on bail. CHRISTOPHER R. BELAIR is scheduled to be arraigned in Orleans District Court on November 13, 2023 for the following charges:
LARCENY FROM A PERSON
ASSAULT & BATTERY
INITIAL HN REPORT – 11/12/23:
*** WATCH *** YOUNG MAN REPORTEDLY ROBBED OUTSIDE ORLEANS FAST FOOD RESTAURANT
ORLEANS, Massachusetts – Orleans Police responded to the Wendy’s parking lot Friday evening for a report of a robbery. At around 10:00 p.m., officers met a young man in a black Honda who told them he was just robbed. He reported his phone and wallet were stolen. The suspects were described as a tall bald male and a shorter female with black hair, wearing a red, white and blue jacket. They left the area in a silver SUV, possibly a Chevy Equinox (an older model, around 2010). The male was driving. Both were in their 40s to 50s. Both were highly intoxicated. There were no reports of weapons. Police across the Cape were on the lookout. It’s uncertain whether the suspects are still at large. HN reached out to the Orleans Police Department for additional details and will provide updates as they become available.
The following HN Video has still photos from the scene, OPD radio transmissions, along with transmissions from other departments.
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* The initial details contained in the above reports are based on police radio transmissions, police reports, and information on scene. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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