July 17, 2019

East Providence and Pawtucket Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

EP Police Continue to Make Key Arrests

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In a late Thursday afternoon press release, the City of East Providence reported that the East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Police Department, report the arrest of Kevin Donovan, 41, of Weymouth, Mass. in a bank robbery that occurred on May 23, 2019 at the Citizens Bank branch located at 622 Taunton Ave. in East Providence and the Citizens Bank branch located at 539 Smithfield Ave. in Pawtucket on June 4, 2019.

East Providence and Pawtucket police detectives worked in conjunction and through this cooperation were able to identify Donovan as the suspect in both bank robberies.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 detectives were able to develop information that Donovan was in a shopping plaza in Haverhill, Mass. Detectives immediately notified the Haverhill Police Department and a short time later, East Providence and Pawtucket detectives were notified that the Haverhill police had Donovan in custody. Detectives from both agencies responded to Haverhill to continue the investigation.

Donovan is currently being held in Massachusetts as a Fugitive from Justice Charge on Robbery warrants from East Providence and Pawtucket.

The investigative team was led by East Providence Det. Jeffrey Mace and Pawtucket Det. Paul Trout. Assisting in the investigation were East Providence Dets. Kris Ellinwood, Matthew McNulty, Michael Spremulli, William Dubois and Steven Rodrigues as well as Pawtucket detective Michael Cioe.

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