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Police find serial bank robbery suspect gambling in casino

May 30, 2019

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A suspect in a series of armed bank robberies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island has been captured at a casino.

Massachusetts State Police say 31-year-old Joseph Hickson, of Walpole, was arrested at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday as he gambled at the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville.

Authorities say he’s a suspect in at least four bank robberies in Walpole and Franklin, Massachusetts as well as Cranston and East Providence, Rhode Island.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned Thursday as a fugitive from justice.

His car was also towed from the slot parlor’s parking lot.

It could not be determined if he has an attorney.

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