Warren man suspected in three-state bank robbery spree
A Warren man suspected of robbing banks in three states is being held at the ACI after three separate police departments and the FBI served arrest warrants at his Touisset Road home Sunday morning.
Trevor Krous-Gaskell, 33, who lives with his mother at 15 Touisset Road, faces a Warren charge of second degree robbery for allegedly robbing the Bank Newport branch on Market Street in late April; in addition, Mr. Krous-Gaskell was arrested on a fugitive of justice warrant out of Swansea for a recent robbery in that Massachusetts city, and Cranston police are expected to file their own robbery charge against him Tuesday. That charge stems from a robbery that recently occurred in that city.
Finally, Mr. Krous-Gaskell is a suspect in at least one robbery in Dayville, Ct., where he apparently used to live. Warren police did not have specific information on the Cranston, Dayville or Swansea robberies, and police in those cities could not be reached for information Monday. However, a Sovereign Bank branch in Swansea was held up at gunpoint on Saturday, March 30.
Mr. Krous-Gaskell appeared in court Monday morning and was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail for the Warren charge, and on $20,000 bail with double surety for the Swansea fugitive from justice charge. He waived extradition back to Swansea, police said.
The charges come after Warren Police Lt. Roy Borges and detective Kristin Beaulieu began an investigation following the Monday, April 29 robbery at Bank of Newport at 323 Market St. During that robbery the suspect did not show a weapon, but approached a teller and demanded money before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. During the course of the investigation police developed leads that led them to Swansea, Cranston and Dayville, and ultimately back to Mr. Krous-Gaskell. Warren PoliceLt. Roland Brule would not say what led them to their suspect.
Mr. Krous-Gaskell has an extensive record and has been charged dozens of times with charges ranging from theft to breaking and entering and assault charges. At the time of his arrest Sunday he was on probation for several previous offenses.
Second degree robbery is defined as a robbery in which no weapon is shown, and in which nobody is injured.