East Providence Police investigate armed robbery of residence

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is actively investigating an armed robbery which occurred at an occupied residence on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3. The residence is located at 65 Hospital Road in the Riverside section of the city.

The incident took place at approximately 3:45 p.m. Preliminary findings revealed the event not to be a random act of crime, but that the occupants and the residence were targeted by three male assailants who entered the home. Police said a handgun was shown during the robbery.

The suspects fled the scene in what was described as a light-colored vehicle. The direction of travel was unknown.

Anyone with information on the matter can contact the EPPD at 401-435-7600.

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