NORTH SCITUATE -- Members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshalâ€™s Office (Boston) and the Randolph (Mass.) Police Department arrested Hector Andrade, 24, whose last known address was in Central Falls, for several armed robberies in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to Colonel Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.
Over the past several weeks, members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with police departments from Central Falls, North Providence, and Attleboro, have been conducting a comprehensive investigation to locate Andrade. The suspect had been wanted for armed robberies in Central Falls, North Providence, and Attleboro, according to officials. Andrade is suspected of robbing area stores and gas stations which are identified as follows:
â€¢ August 9, 2012, 1:45 AM, CVS Pharmacy, 309 Broad Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island
â€¢ August 10, 2012, 11:30 PM, Khout Gas Station, 1051 Lonsdale Avenue, Central Falls
â€¢ August 12, 2012, 11:00 PM, Kendal Mart, 390 Broad Street, Central Falls
â€¢ August 13, 2012, 1:10 AM, Hess Gas Station, 946 Washington Street, Attleboro
â€¢ August 13, 2012, 2:38 AM, Samâ€™s Food Mart, 1700 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence
â€¢ August 16, 2012, 4:13 AM, Shell Gas Station, 237 Washington Street, Attleboro
On Friday, at around 3 p.m., members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force and Randolph Police Department located Andrade at 72 Glenway Ave. in Randolph, where he was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held by the Attleboro Police pending arraignment for the aforementioned crimes.