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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Pawtucket Man Arraigned on Bank Robbery Charges

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man was ordered detained in federal custody today, arraigned on a federal indictment charging him with robbing banks this past summer in Providence and Pawtucket.

It is alleged in an indictment that Christopher S. Oladapo 28, robbed a Providence branch of Citizens Bank on July 27, 2019, and that he robbed a Citizens Bank branch in Pawtucket on August 31, 2019.

According to information presented to the Court, it is alleged that in each of the robberies Oladapo presented threatening notes to bank tellers demanding cash. It is alleged that he made off with $3,268 from the bank in Providence and that he made off with $2,031 from the bank in Pawtucket.

Oladapo was arraigned today on two counts of bank robbery before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond and ordered detained, announced United States Attorney Aaron L. Weisman, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., and Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christine D. Lowell and Sandra R. Hebert.

The bank robberies were investigated by the Providence and Pawtucket Police Departments, with the assistance of the FBI.

Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
19-127
Updated October 2, 2019