Massachusetts man charged with robbing 80-year-old man

By News Staff


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LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) – A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after stealing from an elderly man at Twin River Casino.

Lincoln police were called to Twin River Casino for reports of a robbery incident.

Upon arrival, police found an 80-year-old victim suffering from non-threatening injuries.

According to police, 21-year-old Richard Settipane, of North Reading, Mass., asked the victim for a cigarette before stealing $600 cash out of the victim’s hand and  knocking him over. Settipane attempted to flee with the stolen cash but was apprehended by security and police a short time later.

Police recovered $590 cash from Settipane’s person as well as a bag containing a white powdery substance.

The victim was treated for his injuries on scene.

Settipane was arraigned on charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest.

He was transported to the ACI in Cranston following the arraignment.

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