2 people arrested after Pawtucket bank robbery

Boysie Fortez (L) and Diamond Fortez (R) are charged with robbing a Pawtucket bank with two children in the car. (Pawtucket Police Department photo)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Pawtucket police arrested two people following a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

According to police, a white woman, later identified as 29-year-old Diamond Fortez of Providence, entered the TD Bank on Central Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. and demanded money. She told employees that she had a gun, but none was shown or found.

Police stopped her vehicle a short time later in Providence and took her into custody, along with 50-year-old Boysie Fortez, who also lives in Providence.

Major Tina Goncalves said both suspects are being charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy, along with two counts of child neglect/cruelty because there were two children in the car at the time of the robbery.