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‘Bearded Bandit’ is sentenced to 73 months in jail for bank robbing spree

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Pool photo courtesy Tom Maguire, Attleboro Sun
Justin Worley (right), the "Bearded Bandit " suspect, was arraigned in Taunton District Court. Court Officer Dave Guindon is on the left.

PROVIDENCE – Justin Worley, who became notoriously known as the “Bearded Bandit” for his spree of bank robberies in the East Bay region during 2012, was sentenced Friday, July 26, in U.S. District Court to 73 months in federal prison. Mr. Worley, 34, received the high end of the federal sentencing guidelines for robbing eight […]

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Current and past East Providence Police Department officers have and will be honored for their efforts on the job

By   /  April 20, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Current and past East Providence Police Department officers have and will be honored for their efforts on the job.EPPD Detective Sergeant Diogo Mello was recently recognized for his role in bringing the so-called “Bearded Bandit” into custody last fall at the American Legion’s annual Law Enforcement Awards banquet held in city at […]

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‘Bearded Bandit’ pleads guilty to nine counts of bank robbery

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Justin Worley, shown here at an arraignment in September, pleaded guilty to nine counts of bank robbery in U.S. District Court, March 7.

PROVIDENCE — Justin L. Worley, aka the “Bearded Bandit,” pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence Thursday, March 7, to nine counts of bank robbery, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced in a statement. Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith, Mr. Worley, 34, admitted to the court that he robbed […]

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‘Bearded Bandit’ to plead guilty

By   /  February 15, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Justin Worley, shown here at an arraignment in September, pleaded guilty to nine counts of bank robbery in U.S. District Court, March 7.

A man alleged to have robbed banks in East Providence, Barrington, Seekonk and other local communities has agreed to plead guilty to nine counts of robbery, according to United States Attorney Peter Neronha. According to court documents, 34-year-old Justin Worley will admit that on nine separate occasions – eight in Rhode Island and one in […]

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‘Bearded bandit’ facing federal grand jury indictment

By   /  November 8, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Justin Worley, shown here at an arraignment in September, pleaded guilty to nine counts of bank robbery in U.S. District Court, March 7.

PROVIDENCE — The man who allegedly robbed two Barrington banks while wearing a fake beard earlier this year is facing a federal grand jury indictment. On Wednesday, a grand jury returned an eight-count indictment charging Justin L. Worley, 33, with eight counts of bank robbery. Officials charged Mr. Worley, who previously lived in East Providence, with […]

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East Providence Police say ‘Bearded Bandit’ stole thousands

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares fronts a press conference in city Sept. 20 on the "Bearded Bandit" case.

EAST PROVIDENCE — A few more details emerged about alleged “Bearded Bandit” bank robber Justin Worley, though law enforcement officials pretty much kept their cards close to the vest during an afternoon press conference Thursday, Sept. 20, at East Providence Police Department headquarters. Mr. Worley, 33, was arraigned on several charges earlier Thursday in Taunton […]

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‘Bearded Bandit’ suspect identified, arraigned and bail set

By   /  September 20, 2012  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Pool photo courtesy Tom Maguire, Attleboro Sun
Justin Worley (right), the "Bearded Bandit " suspect, was arraigned in Taunton District Court. Court Officer Dave Guindon is on the left.

SEEKONK — Justin L. Worley is the name of the suspected “Bearded Bandit,” Seekonk Police announced in a press release Thursday morning, Sept. 20, at approximately 9:08 a.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Seekonk Police arrested Mr. Worley, 33, at the Motel 6 on Fall River Avenue in Seekonk. He had been residing at the […]

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‘Bearded Bandit’ suspect due in court

By   /  September 19, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A photo of the so-called "Bearded Bandit" from his recent burglary attempt of the TD Bank branch in Barrington.

SEEKONK — The man police believe could be the “Bearded Bandit” is scheduled to be arraigned in Taunton District Court sometime Thursday, Sept. 20. He was arrested Wednesday at the Motel 6 on Route 6A. The case is being conducted under the jurisdiction and oversight of the Seekonk Police Department. No specific time of the […]

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Police bag ‘Bearded Bandit’ bank-robbing suspect

By   /  September 19, 2012  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Photos by Richard W Dionne Jr
FBI agent Romel Velasco shakes hands with East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares outside the Motel 6 in Seekonk where they allegedly apprehended the Bearded Bandit on Wednesday afternoon.

SEEKONK — Federal, state and local law enforcement officials, including those from the East Providence Police Department, believe they have captured the notorious “Bearded Bandit” bank-robbing suspect, having done so Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, at the Motel 6 just across the Rhode Island line in neighboring Seekonk. The suspect, whose name was not released by […]

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East Providence Police nab female suspect in Columbus heist

By   /  September 19, 2012  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Department detectives Wednesday arrested a suspect in the Columbus Credit Union robbery, one of two heists to occur in the city on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Jennefer Gomes, 27, of 137 Oak Crest Drive, Riverside, is believed to be the female suspect who entered the Columbus Credit Union at just […]

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