Two bandits– among whom was using a SpongeBob tee shirt– robbed two males early Wednesday beyond Lincoln, R.I.’s Twin River Gambling establishment. One showed a weapon among the burglars. However, the victims got away with injury.
The potential robbers initially approached the two victims in a parking area after they exited their cars and truck at about 2:25 am, according to WPRI, a regional TV station. The men talked briefly.
One of the robbers revealed a firearm tucked in his waistband. The victims were instructed to get on the ground. Next, they were bought to turn over their money.
Mid-robbery, the suspect with the weapon eliminated the weapon from his waistband. He pointed it at the head of among the victims.
Before running away, the robbers told the victims to stroll toward the casino building. The victims followed the burglars’ instructions, and when inside the gambling establishment, they notified the gambling establishment gatekeeper, who, in turn, alerted local police about the holdup.
Police released descriptions of the suspects. Both seemed in their 20s. One was a Black male who was about 6-feet, 2-inches high. The other was the white male who was wearing the SpongeBob t-shirt. He was on the shorter side.
Witnesses to the criminal offense or those with pointers for authorities can get in touch with the Lincoln Authorities Department at 401-333-1111.
In an unrelated event, a Connecticut male was sentenced earlier this month to four years in prison for allegedly punching, tearing down, and robbing a 62-year-old player at Twin River Casino.
The case goes back to 2019, when Isaiah Snell, 27, of Putnam, scoped out the victim on the video gaming floor while he was counting a large amount of cash, cops said.
Snell followed the man to the parking area. He then informed the man that he brought a gun, police stated. Snell, nevertheless, never showed a firearm. When the victim attempted to get away, Snell attacked him. The victim ultimately handed over $1,500.
Snell then got away from the video gaming property lot. Lincoln cops could track Snell’s movements by viewing surveillance video.
Under a plea deal, Snell will invest four years in a Rhode Island state jail. Overall, Snell was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Maureen B. Keough to eight years. Half of his sentence was suspended with probation.
Snell should likewise pay $1,500 to the victim. Under the plea offer, he will also undergo drug abuse therapy and can not contact the victim.
He pleaded “no contest” to two of the charges in Providence Superior Court. These charges consist of the first-degree burglary of an individual over 60 and assault on a person over 60, triggering physical injury.
In a comparable criminal offense throughout 2020, a 69-year-old casino gamer was tailed by a bandit while inside Lincoln’s Twin River Gambling establishment. The burglar followed the victim out to his cars and truck, left in a casino parking lot.
He was robbed at knifepoint while entering into the vehicle, according to cops. A suspect was apprehended a short time later on. He was identified as Anthony McClain, 30.
Robbers took the victim’s cash, cellular phone, and glasses during the setback, police said.
Authorities in these circumstances likewise utilized monitoring video to track and determine the suspect. It was not instantly known how the court case versus McClain ended up.