Barrington police arrest two break-ins suspects, looking for more
Barrington police have now arrested two people believed to be connected to the rash of recent home break-ins across Barrington.
On April 5, police charged Alexander Moore, 23, of 30 Washington Road, with breaking and entering a dwelling. Police said Mr. Moore broke into a Phillips Street home last month and stole the homeowner’s car.
On Tuesday, April 9, police charged Robert T. Audette, 40, of Woonsocket, with breaking and entering a dwelling, after he allegedly entered a Sowams Road home, stole numerous pieces of jewelry and then sold them to two pawn shops in Warwick.
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said patrolwoman Kristy Viveiros checked a database of items for sale at pawn shops across the region and found a possible match with some items stolen from the Sowams Road home.
Officers went to Providence Pawn Broker at 483 Post Road in Warwick and located some of the stolen rings. They then tracked the jewelry back to the man, Mr. Audette, who sold the items to the store. Police also tracked more rings stolen from the Barrington home to a second pawn shop in Warwick.
Chief LaCross said Mr. Audette was living with a friend in Warwick.
Both men charged so far do not match the description of a third suspect wanted in a break-in on Wood Avenue last month. Police captured a surveillance image of that man while he made a purchase inside a County Road restaurant.
“We’re still concerned about others who may be in town or coming to town (for these break-ins),” Chief LaCross said. “We’ve arrested two people ... but there are some indications that there have been some attempted B and E’s after the arrests occurred.”
Chief LaCross added that police are also looking for more information about a white Volvo with New York license plates that was seen by a neighbor prior to a house break-in on Melrose Street.
“We’re not out of the woods yet,” the chief said.
Anyone with information about the break-ins should call the police department’s confidential tipline at 437-3933.