Police: Sweet-toothed suspect stole more than $6K in candy


WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A candy-loving suspect has stolen several pallets worth of sweets at least three times already, Warwick police said Wednesday.

According to police, the thief has repeatedly targeted a Plan Way vending machine supplier. Lt. Scott Robillard said one of the thefts totaled more than $6,000.

“Over the past couple of weeks he couldn’t refuse the lure of cases of his favorite treats,” the Warwick Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “The sugar drove him to pry open the back of the door of the business and help himself.”

Robillard hopes police will soon be able to catch the suspect and said there’s only one way in and out of the business. Those with information are urged to call Warwick police detectives at (401) 468-4233.

Once caught, police said they would allow the suspect “a dentist visit at the Adult Correctional Institution.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

12 on 12 - Cold Case Cards: All In

More Cold Case Cards All In

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 11/4/20:Joe Cammarano, Political Science Professor, Providence College

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com


More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community