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Wedding Gift Thief & Thieving Brothers

We compile a few of the more oh-my-gosh crimes stories from across the Patch region.

Wedding Gift Thief & Thieving Brothers


Man swipes iPhone, hides it in bush

A South Kingstown man was arrested for allegedly outside the Ocean Mist in Narragansett. 

Police said when they confronted the man, he brought them outside to where he had tossed the phone in the shrubbery. He told police he had been upset about  the Patriots' game.

Man rips off bride

A North Providence man was charged with that was later deposited by his girlfriend. On July 30, he allegedly stole the money meant as a wedding present at Canonchet Beach Clubhouse. 

He was previously fired from a catering company due to his alleged track record of stealing from new lawfully wedded couples, police said.

Making Mom proud one larceny at a time

Two brothers were charged with and stealing antique firearms and jewelry in a Newport apartment complex.

The woman who lives in the apartment told police that the door had been pried open.

According to reports, an antique gun, a safe with three firearms inside, a safe with ammunition, and assorted jewelry were taken from the home.

The woman's fiance said he believed the brothers broke into the apartment. Neighbors told police they had seen two men in the hallway that day. One of them was identified by tattoos on his face.

Man denies one break-in, admits to another:

A Woonsocket man may have provided a little too much detail in his of a co-worker while talking to  on Aug. 29. 

When police asked him in to discuss the Aug. 26 break-in and read him his rights, he said he and the woman in the apartment had recently dated.

Prior to the most recent break-in, he said, he saw the woman and another man driving together so he entered the apartment through a window while they were there. The woman's friend grabbed him by the throat and threw him out, the man said, and he hadn't been back to the apartment since.

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