CVS Armed Robbery

CVS Armed Robbery
CVS Armed Robbery

Swansea Police Department

Press Release

February 4, 2020

On February 4, 2020 at approximately 10:30 the Swansea Police Department received a 911 call from CVS Pharmacy located at 2340 G.A.R. Highway reporting an armed robbery.  According to the clerk on duty a white male approached the counter of the store demanding money and indicated that he had a gun.  The clerk complied with the suspects demands and he fled on foot south on Rt. 136. 

Officers responded and canvassed the entire area with negative results.  The suspect is described as a white male, blonde beard, medium build, 5’5” in his twenties wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a tan baseball cap.

This incident is being investigated by Ptlm. Charles Rowland and Det. Keith Chomka.  Officers were also assisted at the scene by Warren, RI police detectives.  They are looking at similarities to a similar incident that occurred in their town on Saturday.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Swansea Police Department at 508-674-8464


Lt. Marc R. Haslam