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Arrest made in Pawtucket Credit Union robbery

August 4, 2011

PAWTUCKET — A man wanted as a suspect in Friday's robbery of the Pawtucket Credit Union, along with a female believed to be his accomplice, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by police in New York City, Pawtucket Police said.
On July 29, the credit union, located at 571 Smithfield Ave., was robbed by a male suspect. A witness observed the suspect enter a vehicle that was waiting nearby and being operated by a female.
The credit union's surveillance cameras had captured the male suspect, who was identified as 34-year-old David A. Brown, of Pawtucket, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The female driver was later identified as Carlin Sousa, 31, of Cumberland, police said.
Police Major Arthur Martins said the suspects' vehicle, a white 1999 Hyundai station wagon, was located abandoned near the train station in Providence. Through investigative means, Brown and Sousa were tracked to New York City, where they were apprehended by members of the New York Police Department.
Martins said that substantial credit is being given to Det. Susan Cormier for her determination in identifying the suspects and providing valuable assistance to the New York Police Department which helped them make the arrests.
Brown and Sousa will be held by the New York authorities pending extradition hearings.


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