Warren man indicted in armed robbery

Jason DeFusco, 44, allegedly held up convenience store last August

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A Warren man has been indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury on one count of first degree robbery, five months after police say he held up a convenience store worker in Warren at knifepoint.

Jason DeFusco, 44, of 134 Kickemuit Road, was arrested late last August. A clerk at Cumberland Farms on Market Street told police that on August 22, 2016, Mr. DeFusco entered the store at approximately and, brandishing a knife, demanded money. The clerk complied, gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and called police after he left the store. Officers spotted Mr. DeFusco a short time later near Malik’s Liquors, where they arrested him without incident. Deputy Warren Police Chief Joseph Loiselle said police recovered money and also seized a knife that Mr. DeFusco had clipped to his belt.

DeFusco is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on March 1, 2017.

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