Warwick bank robber arrested by police

Joseph Amatel, 53, of Cranston, is accused of robbing a Citizens Bank branch in Warwick.

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Warwick Police Department arrested a man in connection with a robbery at a Citizens Bank on West Shore Road in late November.

Joseph Amatel, 53, of Cranston, is now in custody after police say he entered the bank around 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 27 and demanded money.

They said Amatel did not show a weapon and took off in an unknown direction, though they weren’t sure if he made his getaway on foot or in a vehicle.

Photos Courtesy: Warwick Police Dept.

Police say Amatel is also a probation violator and is being held at the ACI.