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Providence Police arrest potato-wielding robbery suspect

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By Alana Cerrone

The man caught on camera trying to hold up two businesses in Providence using a potato has been tracked down by police.

Police say Gary Deming stuck a potato to the end of a grill lighter and held it up to the clerk at a Branch Avenue gas station and Charles Street Laundromat last Monday.

The gas station manager was able to chase Deming off with a bat, and a laundromat worker gave him a fake $20 bill as a decoy.

Police arrested Deming Monday morning. He’s being charged with assault with intent to commit robbery.

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