PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island say a man has been charged with committing six robberies in less than two weeks and is a suspect in several more.

Police say the suspect was arrested Wednesday at a Providence apartment after an armed robbery at a pharmacy earlier in the day. He is charged in connection with other gas station and convenience store robberies dating back to July 30.

Police say he is also a suspect in three other robberies in Providence, and Cranston police are investigating if he is connected to a robbery there.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.