Suspect in robbery of wheelchair-bound woman turns himself in

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — A Pawtucket man wanted in the assault and robbery of a woman in a wheelchair last week has surrendered to police.

According to Lincoln Police Capt. Philip Gould, Napoleao Pires turned himself in Monday after his mugshot was circulated by Eyewitness News and other local media.

Police allege Pires ripped the 47-year-old woman’s wallet from her hands while she was sitting at a video gaming terminal Friday morning, shoving her to the ground in the process.

Pires, 24, was arraigned before a judge Monday and was ordered held without bail pending a violation hearing on Dec. 5.