Fall River police charge man in 2 armed robberies

Fall River police shared a photo of Ronald Joncas, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Fall River police said Wednesday that they charged a man in connection to two separate armed robberies in the city.

Sgt. Moses Pereira said that 56-year-old Ronald Joncas was charged with an armed robbery on Oak Street Tuesday as well as in connection to one that happened at a Star Market Sunday.

Police got a call Tuesday at about 1 p.m. from a man who said he’d been robbed at knifepoint on Oak Street by Bank Street.

The victim told investigators that a man, later identified as Joncas, approached him as he was getting into his car, pulled a knife on him, and demanded money.

The man gave Joncas the money and then Joncas took off on foot. Police said that the victim followed Joncas and saw him enter a nearby home.

Officers found him at the home and arrested him there.

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