Three arrested for Johnston robbery

Courtesy of the Johnston Police Department

By: News Staff


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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — Three men were arrested, including one with 10 outstanding arrest warrants, for their connection to a robbery on Wednesday.

Johnston Police said officers responded to the Walgreens on Putnam Pike for a robbery in progress.

Upon arrival an employee informed officers that a white male suspect had assaulted the cashier, took several cartons of cigarettes, and fled the scene in a grey Hyundai with Massachusetts plates.

After patrolmen were alerted, the suspected vehicle was stopped on Route 6 near the Providence/Johnston line, and Willian E. Parenteau, 49, of Pawtucket, Timothy Ring, 40, of Woonsocket, and Peter J. Moscarelli, 52, of North Providence, were arrested.

Parenteau was charged with:

  • Robbery in the 1st Degree.
  • Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony.
  • Conspiracy.

Ring was charged with:

  • Conspiracy to commit a Robbery.
  • Driving with a Suspended License.

Moscarelli was charged with:

  • Conspiracy to Commit a Robbery.
  • Obstruction.

Police noted Moscarelli was the subject of 10 outstanding arrest warrants.

The clerk sustained minor injuries, and was treated on scene.

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