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Rhode Island man facing several charges after reported armed robbery of Bristol County store, assault on clerk



A Rhode Island man is facing several charges after allegedly robbing a store and assaulting a clerk.

According to Captain Matthew Jardine, on Wednesday, just after 10:15 p.m., multiple police units were dispatched to Winn’s Liquors at 21 Brook Street, Seekonk, for the report of an armed robbery in progress.

Police were informed that a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, was threatening the clerk with a knife.

The suspect physically assaulted the clerk and robbed the store of an unknown amount of cash, liquor and cigarettes.

The first arriving officer was able to observe the suspect fleeing the area, on foot, and gave chase.

Seekonk officers were able to locate the suspect in the yard of a nearby residence, where they held him at gunpoint, as the suspect was still armed with the knife, holding it in his hand. Officers gave verbal commands to the suspect, where he eventually complied, and was taken into custody without further incident.

The stolen property from the liquor store was recovered at the scene of the arrest.

32-year-old Gary Tallo out of Johnston, RI was charged with Armed Robbery, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault & Battery, Threat to Commit Crime, Malicious Destruction of Property, a Warrant, and Resisting Arrest.

Tallo will be arraigned in Taunton District Court Thursday morning.

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