3 New York men accused of robbery in Central Falls, Lincoln, and Smithfield

File: Rhode Island State Police. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Three New York men are accused of stealing from stores, including T-Mobile, in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island State Police said Tuesday the robberies happened in Central Falls, Lincoln, and Smithfield.

Capt. Jeffrey L’heureux said Smithfield police initially searching for a car at about 4:30 p.m. Monday that was involved in a “larceny of iPhones and Apple watches” from a T-Mobile store in town.

Thirty minutes later, L’heureux said Central Falls police was looking for the same car that was involved in another T-Mobile robbery in the city.

State police said the car was spotted 15 minutes later on Interstate 95 south and was followed onto Route 4.

L’heureux said the car was eventually made its way to Exeter, where troopers tried to stop the vehicle.

After a short pursuit, state police said the car crashed and the three suspects — later identified as Boubakar Toure, Souleyman Magas, and Lacine Cisse — fled on foot into a wooded area near the Veteran’s Cemetery.

The three men were shortly arrested.

Toure, 22, was charged with the following:

  • Receiving stolen goods over $1500 — three counts
  • Eluding/reckless driving
  • Obstruction of an officer in execution of duty
  • Affidavit and arrest warrant out of the Warwick Police Department for receiving stolen property
  • Fugitive from justice out of Rockingham Sheriffs Police Department in New Hampshire for receiving stolen property

Magas, 19, was charged with receiving stolen goods over $1500 — three counts and obstruction of an officer in execution of duty.

Cisse, 21, was charged with receiving stolen goods over $1500 — three counts and obstruction of an officer in execution of duty — two counts.

Tuesday morning, all three faced a judge and were all held on $5,000 with surety. Toure was also held as a fugitive from New Hampshire.

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