Man Arrested Following String of Robberies in Providence
By John Krinjak
Providence Police have made an arrest in what they're calling a string of robberies throughout the city.
35-year-old Willie Rathbone was picked up on an outstanding warrant at an apartment on Elmwood Avenue around noon Wednesday--following a robbery at the Walgreens on North Main Street Tuesday night.
In that apartment police found a BB gun they say was used in the holdup.
Police believe Rathbone was also involved in eight or nine other robberies at stores and gas stations throughout Providence--and one targeting a woman on the street--all in the last week, and all using that same gun.
Right now police are looking over surveillance video and interviewing victims in each of those cases--and expect several charges to be filed soon.
We're told Cranston and Pawtucket Police are also looking at Rathbone as a suspect in robberies there.