TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a customer during a theft in city at Town Wine & Spirits was apprehended Thursday evening, Dec. 7, in Taunton.
The man is believed to be the suspect who committed the stabbing Saturday evening, Dec. 2, at Town. A 68-year-old male customer attempting to intervene in the incident was struck in the abdomen during the altercation, which ended with both suspects fleeing the scene.
Earlier that same Saturday evening, the duo performed a similar robbery of a Division Street business in Pawtucket. In the wee hours of Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Dec. 5 and 6, the pair again hit a CVS Pharmacy and a Seasons gas/convenience store in both Taunton and Raynham.
Late Thursday evening, the suspect was arrested by Taunton Police after officers spotted him operating the vehicle identified as the one being used to commit the armed robberies.
Earlier Thursday, East Providence Police Detective Lieutenant Raymond Blinn issued a statement saying the East Providence, Pawtucket, Taunton and Raynham Police Departments were investigating as a group.
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