A North Providence man has been arrested and charged with robbing two banks and burglarizing nearly two dozen homes.
Col. Steven O'Donnell announced on Friday that police have charged 57-year-old Michael Rossi with 22 counts of breaking and entering, 10 counts of larceny and weapons violations.
Police say Rossi was involved in the robberies of a Sovereign Bank and a Bank Rhode Island last summer in Providence and as many as 23 different home burglaries in seven different Rhode Island communities.
Police also arrested 48-year-old Leonard Dias of Pawtucket, who they say participated in both bank robberies. A third man, 45-year-old Dino Gomes of Providence, was arrested in connection with the Bank Rhode Island robbery.
The men were being held. It was unclear if they are yet represented by attorneys.