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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Cranston police arrested a suspect in connection to a bank robbery Friday.
Gino Rotondo, 58, allegedly took cash from the Citizens Bank branch on Park Avenue just before noon. Rotondo passed the bank teller a note demanding cash and later sped off on a bicycle, according to police.
Col. Michael Winquist told 12 News Rotondo was released from the ACI in April after posting bail for charges stemming from a 16-hour standoff with North Providence police last year.
Police responded to a North Providence home on Stephanie Drive in July 2022 after reports of a gunshot. The Cranston man barricaded himself inside with his wife. The pair later surrendered peacefully.
Police recognized Rotondo in surveillance images from Friday’s bank robbery. He was later found hiding in a self-storage unit on Phenix Avenue in Cranston. Rotondo had cash on his person and clothing matching the surveillance photographs.
He’s now charged with second-degree robbery. According to Cranston police, he’s also wanted in Coventry for shoplifting and violating a no-contact order.
Rotondo has been arrested more than 30 times since 1988 on a slew of charges.
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