PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police confirm two suspects wanted in connection with a “brazen and sophisticated” heist at a Federal Hill bank in June have been apprehended after weeks on the run.
12 News was on scene as police took Tracey Delgado and Stanley Palmer into custody in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on George Street in Pawtucket.
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In early July, another suspect, Justine Fernandes, was arrested in Providence and remains behind bars, according to police.
Court documents obtained by Target 12 show a storage unit raided in North Providence last month was in Fernandes’s name, where police found $24,345 in cash inside a safe, plus “several pieces of evidence.”
“That leaves $463,655 USD outstanding and in the possession of Tracey Delgado and Stanley Palmer,” court documents said.
The affidavit that offered the most details about the crime was filed earlier this month at Providence District Court and had to do with a search warrant for Delgado’s phone.
Police confirm Fernandes, Delgado and Palmer have been charged with breaking and entering, larceny over $1,500, and conspiracy.
Police allege Delgado, a former Santander Bank employee, broke into the bank’s vault using an employee access code to get inside without triggering an alarm.
Officers arrived to find the vault door wide open, but no suspects. Surveillance video from inside the bank showed the two suspects, who were both wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves, entering through a back door and making their way toward the vault.
In the footage, one of the suspects could be seen entering a code and opening the vault “with no difficulty,” according to the affidavit. The other suspect was wheeling a suitcase into the building and up the ramp to the vault.
Moments after the arrest, a Jeep was seen being towed from the hotel’s parking lot. Police confirm it was seized as part of their investigation.
Delgado and Palmer are expected to be arraigned on Thursday.
Tim White contributed to this report.