EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.
In a joint press release issued Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, the East Providence, Pawtucket, Taunton, and Raynham Police Departments reported the arrest of a 17-year-old Massachusetts juvenile as the second of two men being sought in the string of robberies and stabbing that occurred over the past week.
According to the release, at approximately 11 a.m. Sunday, the juvenile turned himself in at the Taunton Police Department. He will be facing charges relating to the robberies in Pawtucket, Taunton, and Raynham, as well as the robbery and stabbing that occurred at the Town Wine and Spirits store in East Providence, on December 2.
The other suspect in the case, 19-year-old Miguel Gonzales also of Massachusetts, was arrested Thursday evening, Dec. 7, likewise in Taunton.
The release concluded, “The results of this investigation are a direct result of the cooperation, professionalism, dedication, and efforts of the investigators from East Providence, Pawtucket, Taunton, and Raynham, who have worked tirelessly to bring an end to this violent robbery spree.”