Cranston and Warwick Police track down robbery suspect

By Alana Cerrone

27-year-old Mason Deangelus has been arrested following what police say is just the most recent of his crimes in Rhode Island.

Around 10:30 Friday morning, Cranston Police were called for a robbery at the Pawtucket Credit Union on Sockanosset Crossroad. A suspect gave the teller a note demanding money, claiming he was armed.

That suspect fled the scene with cash, and his vehicle was caught on surveillance video. It was described as a four door gold colored sedan with no hub caps on the wheels. The suspect himself was described as a light skinned male in his 20's, approximately 6'3″ – 6″5″ tall, with a scruffy beard. He was wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball cap which had a fluorescent green visor, dark colored jeans, and a light colored puffy vest with a dark grey hooded jacket underneath. The hood was pulled up over the baseball cap.

Cranston Detectives led the case but shared the information with neighboring agencies, which resulted in identifying the suspect. Cranston Detectives worked closely with Warwick Detectives to track down Deangelus at the La Quinta Inn on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick.

Police learned Deangelus had two outstanding court warrants and was no stranger to the criminal justice system. He was arrested Saturday and charged with robbery in the first degree.

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