Suspects on loose following robbery, stabbing at East Providence liquor store


TONIGHT. (JP) BUT FIRST — BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN… AN ARMED ROBBERY — GONE BAD… AT AN EAST PROVIDENCE LIQUOR STORE — IN THE RUMFORD SECTION. POLICE JUST CONFIRMING TO EYEWITNESS NEWS… ONE MAN IS HURT. AND NOW A MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR TWO SUSPECTS. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER ERIC HALPERIN IS LIVE ON SCENE WITH WHAT WE KNOW. ERIC? (EH) JARED IT’S STILL A PRETTY ACTIVE SCENE HERE AT TWIN WINE AND SPIRITS WHERE THIS ARMED ROBBERY TOOK PLACE TONIGHT. OFFICERS HAVE JUST TAKEN DOWN THE CRIME SCENE TAPE THAT WAS SURROUNDING THE WHOLE LOT HERE. (EH) ALONG WITH LOOKING AROUND INSIDE POLICE WERE USING THEIR FLASHLIGHTS LOOKING AROUND THE BUILDING AS THESE TWO SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE LOSE. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR FROM EAST PROVIDENCE POLICE… TWO MASKED MEN CAME INTO THE STORE HERE TO ROB IT. THE SUSPECTS GOT AWAY WITH CASH BUT POLICE AREN’T SURE HOW MUCH YET. IN THE PROCESS POLICE SAY A CUSTOMER TRIED TO INTERVENE AND HELP OUT THAT CLERK. THE CLERK WAS NOT HURT BUT THAT CUSTOMER WAS STABBED AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH WHAT POLICE SAY ARE NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. [“Customer thought he may have been doing the right thing, he was an older gentleman and unfortunately he ended up getting injured because the suspects attacked him.”] (EH) THEY ALSO SAY A SIMILAR INCIDENT HAPPENED IN PAWTUCKET EARLIER TONIGHT. POLICE TELL ME IT’S POSSIBLE THE TWO ARE RELATED BUT STILL TO EARLY TO TELL FOR SURE. STAY WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS FOR THE LATEST AS AGAIN THESE TWO SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE LOSE. LIVE IN EAST PROVIDENCE, ERIC HALPERIN, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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