Police have made arrests in two incidents that took place this week — Monday afternoon and Tuesday night.
Police arrested Samuel T. Lemont, 18, of Bayberry Lane, for the armed robbery of the Main Street convenience store. The robbery took place Tuesday evening at 9:33 p.m. Lemont allegedly held up the lone employee, departing with an unknown amount of money.
The weapon — a semi-automatic handgun — was recovered, according to police. Lemont was arraigned Thursday in Kent County District Court on one count of first degree robbery. If convicted, he would face 10 years to life in prison.
East Greenwich police also arrested Trisha M. Newman, 24, of Summer Street in Central Falls, in connection with Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. In that incident, a young girl (police said only that she was below age 15) was in the house at the time of the break. The girl barricaded herself upstairs and called 911, keeping in phone contact with police throughout the event.
Newman was arraigned in Kent County District Court Thursday on one count of conspiracy to commit a breaking and entering. She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
EG Police Chief Tom Coyle said he was very pleased with the arrests. "I'm very proud. They worked around the clock," he said, referring to the officers involved in the two cases — Det. David Black; Det. Sergeant Jon Chirnside; Det. Lieutenant Jeremy Fague, and Det. Patrick Trainor.
An arrest warrant has been issued for her alleged accomplice, Bruce McKenzie, 23, of Cranston. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call EG police at 401-884-2244.