2 New York men accused of robbing T-Mobile store in Coventry

Coventry police shared the booking photos of Cheik Bamba (left) and Ismael Diaby (right).

COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — Coventry police said Thursday that two New York men are accused of robbing a cell phone store earlier this week.

The robbery happened just before 2 p.m. Monday at the T-Mobile on Centre of New England Boulevard.

Police said when they arrived, the two men — later identified as Cheik Bamba, 18, and Ismael Diaby, 19 — fled the store on foot with merchandise and then got in a car.

After searching the area, police said they later spotted the suspects walking through the Brookdale Nursing Home parking lot.

Bamba and Diaby then started running away from police but were shortly arrested. The stolen items were recovered, said police.

Both suspects were charged with second degree robbery and receiving stolen goods. They were taken to Kent County District Court, where their surety bail was ordered to be set at $30,000.

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