Woman charged with two armed robberies now connected to Mansfield robbery

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A woman accused of robbing two local gas stations is now connected to another robbery at a Cumberland Farms in Mansfield.

 Ashley Weaver, 28, of Providence, appeared in Providence District Court Friday morning, charged with robbing two gas stations and shooting an employee.

Weaver was arrested in Providence Thursday after police found a pistol in her car during a traffic stop.

Upon further investigation, authorities connected Weaver to the armed robberies in Providence and Attleboro in May.

Mansfield Police announced Friday that Weaver is connected to another armed robbery at the Cumberland Farms on Chauncy street in Mansfield.

Weaver wore a rabbit mask for the Cumberland Farms robbery.

After a search of her vehicle and home, police discovered a handgun that matched the firearm used in the three robberies, several masks including the rabbit mask used in the Mansfield robbery, and other evidence linking Weaver to the crimes.

On May 19, a Gulf gas station on Plainville Street in Providence was robbed by someone wearing a monkey mask.

On May 20, a person in the same mask tried to rob a Mobil station on Newport Avenue in South Attleboro. After a brief struggle, the robber shot the attendant, sending him to the hospital with an abdomen wound.

Weaver, who has 3 other active arrest warrants in Massachusetts, waived extradition to the Bay State.

She faces a slew of charges, including armed assault with intent to rob, possession of a firearm, and assault and battery with a firearm

Weaver was ordered held without bail and is expected back in court on June 13.

She is awaiting extradition to Massachusetts.

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