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Police Charge Fifth in Connection to Take-Out Robbery

Richard Smith allegedly allowed four men to plan the Jan. 19 robbery of a Chinese food delivery man in his apartment.

charged a fifth man connected to the robbery of a Chinese food delivery man today.

At about 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, East Providence detectives along with officials from the Adult Correctional Insitute (ACI) arrested Richard Smith, 23, of 853 Broadway, under a warrant for violating parole. Monitored by an ankle bracelet, he allegedly allowed four men to plan the robbery of a Chinese food delivery man in his Broadway apartment, according to Capt. Richard Frazier. After the robbery was finished, one of the weapons was left at his apartment. 

On Thursday, Jan. 19, the Golden House employee drove to 12 Short St. to deliver the food. Two men at the front of the building told the man to go to the rear, where he was robbed at gunpoint. They took cash, his cell phone and car keys. The men then got into his vehicle, drove it over a median and took off on North Broadway.

Jeremy W. Schmitt, 20, of 105 Newman Ave., and two 17-year-olds were arrested earlier in the week after officers traced the cell phone call to Golden House. Schmitt is being held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston on felony charges of first-degree robbery and conspiracy. 

On Wednesday night, police arrested Malcom Jones, 21, of 65 New Road in East Providence, on Ninth Street. He is being charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first degree robbery. He is being held at the ACI without bail pending a hearing, according to Det. Capt. Richard Frazier. Smith is also being held at the ACI without bail.

Tom Brun January 27, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Thank you to the East Providence Police Department! Your fine work is greatly appreciated.

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