Barrington resident abducted at gun-point


Barrington police, the Rhode Island State Police, the Massachusetts State Police,  and the FBI are investigating an armed abduction of a Barrington resident.

According to a press release from Barrington police, the abduction took place on Monday, June 30, at about 7:30 a.m. in the resident’s driveway in the area of Barrington Beach.

According to police, the armed suspect — he was allegedly carrying a black handgun — approached the resident in his driveway, ordered him into his car and told him to drive out of town while the suspect sat in the car holding the gun.

Police say the suspect is possibly a Hispanic male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dirty faded jeans; he was reportedly wearing a camouflaged bandana over part of his face during the incident. He is approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall and possibly in his 20s or 30s.

“The suspect spoke English but Spanish while on his cell phone,” stated the press release. “There were no demands made of the resident for money.”

Police say that while the Barrington resident was driving on Interstate 90 in Massachusetts, the suspect ordered him to stop the vehicle. The suspect then fled into nearby woods.

“The resident was unharmed and reported the incident to the Massachusetts State Police immediately after the suspect fled,” stated the press release.

According to police, the suspect had with him a dark colored Nike gym bag with the white Nike swoosh on it.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this suspect should call the Barrington Police Confidential Tip Line at 437-3933 or the detective division at 437-3937.


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