Suspect in Woonsocket robberies ordered held

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket man accused of robbing several businesses in the city remains behind bars at the ACI.

After turning himself over to police over the weekend, Joshua Matteson was arraigned Monday on four counts of armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy.

City police say Matteson is responsible for armed robberies over the past two months at the Woonsocket Convenience Store on South Main Street, the Subway restaurants on Clinton Street and Diamond Hill Road, and the Quick Mart on Diamond Hill Road.

Surveillance footage from the Quick Mart on the night of Feb. 8 shows a man wearing a black jacket and a ski mask covering his face robbing the clerk at gunpoint. The clerk told Eyewitness News the suspect pointed the gun directly at him and demanded money. Police said he made off with $300 cash.

In court, police revealed they used surveillance video to arrest a second man in connection with the robberies. That man, who has not yet been identified, named Matteson as his accomplice, which led Matteson to turn himself in, according to police.

Matteson, 33, was ordered held at the ACI has a Superior Court violator in connection with a previous DUI, and will remain behind bars until it’s determined he can be released. He’s due back in court later this month.

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