Three suspects charged in Cranston armed robbery

Alexander Collins (left), Eric Perkins (center) and Anton Dublin

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have a trio of suspects in custody after a man was assaulted and robbed in Cranston Thursday night.

According to police, the 29-year-old victim reported being pistol-whipped and robbed of his iPhone near the intersection of Cranston Street and Depot Avenue at about 8:30 p.m.

The victim told police the three suspects fled in a black Ford F-150 with New York license plates. This information was passed on to neighboring departments, and police said the truck was soon pulled over by Providence officers at the intersection of Cranston and Superior Streets.

The victim, who suffered minor injuries in the ordeal, was brought over and he positively identified the three males as the ones who robbed him. Police also found the stolen phone in the truck.

Alexander Collins, 25, of West Warwick, Eric Perkins, 30, of Cranston, and Antron Dublin aka Antron Russell, 35, of Providence, were taken into custody.

Police said a female was also in the truck, and she was released without charges after being questioned.

The three suspects were arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree robbery and conspiracy, while Perkins was also arraigned on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Dublin is currently on federal probation, according to police, and Collins and Perkins were also presented as Superior Court violators.

All three were ordered held without bail.

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