Rhode Island man sentenced to prison after reported armed robbery of Bristol County store, assault on clerk



A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to prison in Fall River Superior Court after allegedly robbing a store and assaulting a clerk.

According to court records, 32-year-old Gary Tallo of Johnston, RI, pled guilty to Armed Robbery and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and will serve not less than 4 years and not more than 5 Years, 6 Months.

Seekonk Police stated that on December 13th, 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.

Tallo 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 Tallo fleeing the area, on foot, and gave chase.

Seekonk officers were able to locate Tallo in the yard of a nearby residence, where they held him at gunpoint, as het 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.

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