Colonial Liquors Robbery
Pawtucket On 12/2/2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to Colonial Liquors
located at 128 Summit St for a reported commercial burglar alarm. Officers arrived
on scene and quickly learned from the clerk that the store had been robbed at knife
point by two males.
The male suspects entered the store wearing dark clothing and had their faces
covered. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash from the register and
fled on foot. There were no reported injuries during the robbery.
A few hours later, the Towne Wine & Liquor located at 179 Newport Ave., East
Providence, RI, was also robbed by two males. East Providence Police responded and
found that a male customer had been stabbed during the incident. The victim was
transported to RI Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The two suspects in this robbery were also wearing dark clothing and masks and were
armed with a knife. The suspects fled the store with an undetermined amount of
Both robberies are confirmed to be related and are actively being investigated by
both the East Providence Police Dept. and the Pawtucket Police Dept. Anyone with
information is urged to contact Det. Cioe of the Pawtucket Police Dept. and/or the
Detective Division of the East Providence Police.