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SEEKONK â€” He no longer looks the part, but the suspect who had been dubbed the â€śbearded banditâ€ť following a string of local bank robberies was arrested by Seekonk Police on Wednesday, thanks to some eagle-eyed sleuthing by an East Providence Police sergeant.
Justin L. Worley, 33, who had been living at the Motel 6 on Route 6 in Seekonk, Mass., was taken into custody at around 2 p.m. Police reportedly found a fake beard and mustache in his motel room, where he had been staying for several months with his girlfriend and a young child.
Worley is suspected of at least eight bank robberies that have occurred in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts since February 23, when the Bank of America at 1021 Fall River Ave. in Seekonk, less than a half-mile from the Motel 6, was held up by a man with a full brown beard.
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