Friday, November 30, 2012
Samuel Lemont, son of State Police Capt. John Lemont, is charged with first-degree robbery.
Samuel Lemont, 18, of Richmond, has been indicted for allegedly committing armed robbery back in May, WPRI reported. He's charged with one count of first-degree robbery. Lemont is the son of Rhode Island State Police Captain John Lemont, who lives in East Greenwich. Lemont is accused of robbing the Sunnybrook Farms convenience store on Main Street in EG at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, May 8. Police arrested Lemont two days later. 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. If convicted, he would face 10 years to life in prison.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
With the jackpot now up to $550 million, it seems everyone is playing the lottery today.
He walked into East Greenwich Farms after noon on Wednesday wearing a nice suit and a large gold ring, and carrying a fistful of dollars. "I want 105 Powerball tickets," he said, refusing to identify himself. On a sheet of paper, he had the names of everyone from his office who'd contributed to the pool – 35 names in total. Transactions like that have been taking place at convenience stores – and some restaurants – all around East Greenwich today. The Powerball jackpot was up to $550 million by midday, the biggest pot ever. No one, it seems, wanted to be left out. The drawing at 11 p.m. tonight will more than likely turn up at least one winner. The jackpot is so big because there hasn't been a winner since mid-October, according to …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
An arrest warrant for a second suspect in the Frenchtown break has been issued.
Police have made arrests in two incidents that took place this week — a break in to an occupied house on Frenchtown Road Monday afternoon and an armed robbery at Sunnybrook Farms 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 …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sunnybrook Farms owner says the robbery is first in 22 years of ownership.
East Greenwich Police Chief Tom Coyle said they are “working on a suspect” in the armed robbery Tuesday night of the Sunnybrook Farms convenience store on Main Street. The suspect, around 18 to 20 years old, held up a lone store clerk Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., according to police. On Wednesday, store owner Mike DiRaimo said he had not yet figured out how much was taken. DiRaimo said this was the first time in 22 years of ownership that a robbery — armed or otherwise — had taken place. “Once we caught some kids taking candy bars. That’s the extent of it,” he said. The clerk, he said, has worked at the store for eight years and did not recognize the man, who was captured on videotape by a surveillance camera. "Most of our customers are …
A young man bearing a handgun held up the store at 9:30 Tuesday night.
A white male with a handgun held up the Sunnybrook Farms at 1002 Main Street Tuesday night, according to police. No one was hurt. The suspect showed a black, semi-automatic handgun. He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, according to police. They have released two photos of the suspect taken from a surveillance video. He is described as a white male with a medium build, about 5'7" and approximately 18 to 20 years old, wearing a thin beard. He was wearing a Boston Bruins hat, a black short-sleeved Ed Hardy t-shirt over a long-sleeved white shirt and sweat pants. He had a stud earring in his left ear. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the East Greenwich Police Investigative Bureau at (401) 886…