Providence Armed Robbery Arrest

As reported by Tracy Breton in the March 9, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a man has been arrested for first degree robbery, while three (3) other men are still at large. The four (4) men robbed two (2) other men at knifepoint and gunpoint. They took $1,000 in cash, wallets and cell phones. The two men had come to Providence from Massachusetts to buy a computer that was posted on Craigslist. Some of the stolen items were founded on the captured man.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-39-1, there is first and second degree robbery. 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; shall be guilty of first degree robbery. "Person who is severely impaired" has the same definition as provided in § 11-5-11; and (2) "Elderly person" means a person sixty (60) years of age or older. The penalties 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.

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, shall be guilty of second degree robbery. The penalties 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.

If you or a family member has been charged with robbery, burglary or other theft crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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