Coventry man accused of robbing West Warwick store, 2 cars

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Coventry man is accused of holding up a Cumberland Farms in the Phenix section of West Warwick.

Police say that on Saturday, 53-year-old Christopher Dupont told a clerk he had a gun and demanded money.

The clerk complied and the suspect fled.

Moments later, a 911 caller reported his car had been stolen two blocks from the store.

Police say Dupont robbed the store, that car and a second vehicle all in a matter of minutes. The vehicles had been left with the keys inside: the first by a delivery person, and the second by a man clearing snow from his driveway.

Warwick police reported finding the second stolen vehicle near the Post Road Cumberland Farms.

Dupont has been charged with second-degree robbery and two counts of motor vehicle theft.

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