Cranston police investigate bank robbery

Cranston Bank Robber

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Police in Cranston are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday morning.

In a release, Colonel Michael Winquist said the robbery happened around 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Citizens Bank inside of the Stop and Shop on Garfield Avenue.

Police said the suspect is described as a black male, standing 5’9″.  The suspect was wearing a dark colored hat, dark suit jacket, a blue button-down shirt, a plaid tie, and a white facemask at the time of the bank robbery.

The suspect allegedly passed a note and left the bank with “an undisclosed amount of cash.”  He left the scene in a two-door black Hyundai or Nissan.

Cranston police said the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Robert Santagata at (401)-477-5169 or by e-mail at

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