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Rhode Island Case: Cops make arrest in 2 armed robberies

Posted by Matthew Marin | Jan 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

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VIA WPRI.com

FAIRHAVEN, Mass., (WPRI) - Fairhaven police make two arrests in two separate armed robberies happening in their town over the last week.

In both incidents the suspects used a knife, according to police.

Officers say the first robbery happened on January 22nd at the Seaport Inn and Marina. Bradford Cardoza, 35, is accused of robbing an elderly man with a knife.

The victim was reportedly robbed of credit cards and cash as he walked back to the room he rented. Police arrested Cardoza two days later.

The second robbery happened on January 27th at the Top Music store on Main Street.

Police say Floyd Stone, 51, entered the store armed with a hammer and knife demanding cash. The suspect also reportedly stole a guitar on display and fled the area.

A short time later, officers located Stone at a liquor store. He was taken into custody and driven back to the scene of the crime - where he was positively identified as the robbery suspect, police said.

A search of Stone's residence resulted in discovery of the stolen store merchandise.

He has been charged with larceny of property over $250, armed robbery and assault with intent to rob.

Both Stone and Cardoza have been arraigned on the charges.

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