CENTRAL FALLS – On November 15, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm the Central Falls Police responded to the Dunkin Donuts located at 541 Broad Street for reports of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival the two clerks gave the responding officers a description for a male and female that had robbed the store and fled prior to police arrival.
The clerks stated that the two suspects entered the store and the female appeared to have her hand in the pocket of her sweatshirt and was pushing the material outward in an attempt to appear to have a firearm. The female then jumped over the counter and was attempting to grab two bank bags of United States currency that were behind the counter area.
At this point the male clerk attempted to stop her and the male suspect jumped over the counter and struck him repeatedly with a closed fist in the head. During the confrontation the female grabbed two bank bags that were under the counter that contained an undetermined amount of cash. The two suspects then fled the area on foot.
Sergeant Nichole Rave was searching the area and noted a male and female running west on Summit Street. The two subjects – as soon as they saw the marked police cruiser – stopped running and continued to walk. The subjects matched the description of the two robbery suspects. Sgt. Rave then ordered both subjects to stop and place their hands on an adjacent fence area which they immediately complied.
The two subjects were then positively identified as the subjects that had just robbed the Dunkin Donuts. The suspects were then arrested and transported to the station for processing. The suspects were identified as Wayne Altman (30) of Pawtucket and Jennefer Gomes (31) of Bristol. They were both held overnight at police headquarters and transported to the 6th District Court of Providence for arraignment this morning.
Altman and Gomes were both charged with robbery is the 1st degree and conspiracy. Although they were given bail in the amount of $40,000.00 with surety on the new charges, they were ordered held as Superior Court Violators.