Jul 28, 2014

2nd Alleged 'Bandit' Charged by Police

Kevin Russo, 20, of Metropolitan Park Drive, is the second person to face larceny charges related to the alleged thefts of unlocked vehicles in Barrington.

2nd Alleged 'Bandit' Charged by Police

A Barrington man, 20, faces six larceny charges by after he allegedly ransacked unlocked vehicles in the driveways of homes in the Sherwood and Primrose Hill neighborhoods about three weeks ago.

The man is the second person since last week to be charged by Barrington police with stealing from the unlocked vehicles.

Keven E. Russo, of 116 Metropolitan Park Drive, turned himself in to authorities late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 17, said Police Chief John LaCross. He faces five counts of conspiracy to commit larceny and one count of larceny under $500.

LaCross said the alleged thefts were among the dozen that were reported to Barrington police on Dec. 28 from owners of unlocked vehicles on Hemlock Drive, Rosedale Avenue, County Road, Sherwood Lane, Carriage Trail, Great Road and Richmond Avenue.

All of the homes are within walking distance from each other and the Riverside line. The thefts brought to almost 45 the number of unlocked vehicles in Barrington hit by thieves since August.

Russo also is believed to be connected to similar thefts in East Providence and Seekonk, Mass., LaCross said.

After the most recent thefts, LaCross said, police were closing in on the alleged “bandits.” Two suspects, including Russo, were identified by working with East Providence police.

Items taken from the unlocked vehicles include GPS devices, some of which have been recovered; iPods, a phone charger, an MP3player, a camera, DVDs, movies for DVDs, sunglasses, an iPad connector, laptop computers, a silver watch, hoop earrings, headphones, a backpack and cash, including loose change.

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