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Robbery, March 17, 2018
Suspect 3696 : Captured
Gender: male
Height: medium
Robbery Suspect
Robbery Suspect
Robbery Suspect
Howard Smith
Robbery - System ID 180030
Agency Case # 18-233-OF
March 17, 2018
Smithfield : Gas/Convenience
Howard Smith
Case Details:

The Smithfield Police Department is attempting to identify a male suspect involved in the armed robbery of the Speedway, 263 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44) in Smithfield , R.I.

On Saturday, 3/17/2018, at approximately 2:00 am, members of the Smithfield Police Department responded to Speedway for an armed robbery.  The male suspect, who was wearing a mask and a winter jacket with a fur hood, pulled out a hand gun (semi-automatic) and demanded cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was headed towards Johnston. The suspect appears to have dark colored hair and a receding hairline.


On 5/25/18, the Smithfield Police Department  have reported the capture of the suspect in this case.  He is identified as:

HOWARD A. SMITH (37) from Johnston, R.I.

SMITH reportedly robbed the same location a second time and was captured a short time after the 2nd robbery.  SMITH is currently at the ACI.

If you have any information about the identity of this person or where they are, please contact:

Smithfield Police Department: 401-231-2500 x 124
Investigator: Detective Christopher J. Taylor
Case Submission No.: 180030

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