Police: Victim of attempted robbery helps cop nab suspects

This police photo features robbery suspects, both of Central Falls.

CENTRAL FALLS, Mass. (WPRI) — Police in Central Falls arrested two men in connection to a robbery early Sunday morning and they said the victim who was held up helped them crack the case.

Police said the victim first contacted them approximately 12:33 a.m. from the parking lot of a convenience after he said two men pulled a gun on him and attempted to rob him.

According to the victim, the suspects approached him as he was exiting the store and one of the suspects pulled a gun from his coat and demanded all of his valuables. The victim, a 22-year-old man from Central Falls, refused the request and instead got into in his car.

But instead of going on his way, the victim followed the suspects – who reportedly took off from the scene in a black sedan – and contacted police again with their location.

With that information, police said they located the suspects – identified as  Timothy King, 19, and James Stuckey, 26, both of Central Falls.

After a brief chase, officers said they eventually stopped the car on Washington Street and arrested King and Stuckey without further incident.

During their investigation, police later returned to the scene and retraced the route they said they suspects drove and located a replica airsoft handgun on the sidewalk in front of a building on Cottage Street. According to police, it was seized and later placed into evidence.

King was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy, reckless driving, and driving without a license third offense.

Stuckey was charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy.

Both men were arraigned Monday morning in Providence District Court and ordered held without bail until their next court date.