CENTRAL FALLS – On 07/28/2016, at approximately 11:08 p.m., Central Falls Police units were dispatched to the area of 20 Fletcher Street for the report of a robbery in which a gun was used. Upon their arrival on scene, officers identified three adult male victims all of whom reside in Central Falls. The victims stated they were just robbed near the adjacent parking lot on Ledge Street by two men, one of which had a gun. They complied with the two men’s demands and handed over their cash, a backpack, and a cell phone. The suspects then fled the area on foot and the victims followed them to 23 Fletcher Street, where the two suspects entered the residence. A juvenile male was positively identified on scene and was arrested by responding officers that night. The juvenile was processed, arraigned and held at the Rhode Island Training School. The second suspect had fled the area prior to police arrival.
During the subsequent investigation, the victims were able to positively identify Ricardo Matos (37) of Central Falls as the second subject that had robbed them through a photo line-up. A court authorized arrest warrant and search warrant were executed yesterday at approximately 10:30am. Matos was taken into custody without incident. During the search of his bedroom a black replica Airsoft hand gun was located and seized. Matos was then held overnight at the Adult Correctional Institute and was arraigned this morning in 6th District Court. Matos was charged with 3 counts of Robbery in the first degree, 3 counts of conspiracy, and possession of weapons other than a firearm. Matos was ordered held without bail as a Superior Court violator and will be assigned a future court date.