As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the February 12, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, the Providence Police Department is on the lookout for a man who is robbing banks. The man alleged robbed two (2) banks in less than 24 hours. The police have footage of the man but they are still investigating to determine the man's identity.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-39-1 defines first degree robbery as every person who shall commit: (1) robbery by use of a dangerous weapon; (2) robbery where a victim is injured; or (3) robbery where the victim is a person who is severely impaired or an elderly person. Person who is severely impaired" has the same definition as provided in § 11-5-11; and an "Elderly person" means a person sixty (60) years of age or older. The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not less than ten (10) years and may be imprisoned for life, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or both.
Second degree robbery is defined as every person who shall commit robbery or other larceny from the person by force or threat, where there is no weapon and no injury and the victim is neither a severely impaired person or an elderly person. The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not less than five (5) years nor more than thirty (30) years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
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