Warwick bank robber arrested by police

Warwick Suspect Joseph Amatel_599911

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Warwick Police Department arrested a man in connection with a robbery at a Citizens Bank on West Shore Road in late November.

Joseph Amatel, 53, of Cranston, is now in custody after police say he entered the bank around 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 27 and demanded money.

They said Amatel did not show a weapon and took off in an unknown direction, though they weren’t sure if he made his getaway on foot or in a vehicle.

Police say Amatel is also a probation violator and is being held at the ACI.

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