Seekonk Police seek assistance IDing recent robbery suspects

Thefts occurred at Route 6 locations

Posted 7/9/22

SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police Department is attempting to identify the suspects in a series of recent robberies on and around the heavily trafficked commercial locations of Route 6.

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Seekonk Police seek assistance IDing recent robbery suspects

Thefts occurred at Route 6 locations

Posted

SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police Department is attempting to identify the suspects in a series of recent robberies on and around the heavily trafficked commercial locations of Route 6.

Suspect one attempted an unarmed robbery in the parking lot of Ocean State Job Lot, 150 Highland Avenue, on June 18 at around 7:15 p.m.

A male suspect approached a female sitting alone in her vehicle in the parking lot. The male was acting erratically and demanded money from the female. Although never observed, the victim felt like the suspect might be armed and was threatened enough to give the male money.

Victim described the suspect as a light-skinned Hispanic male, thin build, black bushy hair, wearing a red t-shirt and dark colored shorts. Suspect was also reported to be yelling “Bible verses.”

Ten days later, June 28, at about 9:30 p.m., Seekonk Police received multiple reports of a male, fitting a similar description as above, pointing a firearm at occupied vehicles while standing near the Bed, Bath & Beyond, 35 Highland Avenue. There is not any surveillance footage from that incident. The suspect was not located.

A second, a male, suspect is being sought following after the Rockland Trust Bank, 1400 Fall River Avenue, was robbed using a note, no weapon was shown, on July 7 at around 5 p.m.

The male did receive an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect was described as a white male, medium build, wearing a tight-fitting grey shirt and blue jeans, along with a white baseball hat, glasses and surgical mask.

Anyone with information on either of these suspects is asked to contact the Seekonk Police Department at 508-336-8123.

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