Police Department Responds to Attempted Armed Robbery Outside Bank

The Swansea Police Department reports that it is actively investigating an attempted armed robbery with assistance from its law enforcement partners, with one suspect in custody.

At about 12:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, Swansea Police responded to 330 Swansea Mall Drive (Route 118) for a report of an attempted robbery.

Through their initial investigation officers learned that two men had approached a courier making a drop at BayCoast Bank, showed a gun and demanded money. The bank was closed for the holiday.

The courier fired two shots at the men, who fled in a U-Haul. The U-Haul was subsequently discovered on fire on Reed Street.

Through further investigation police learned that the two men had left Reed Street in a Jeep. Rhode Island State Police subsequently stopped a Jeep matching that description and detained the driver, the lone occupant.

The driver is identified as GIOVANY FOUYOLLE, age 29, of RANDOLPH.

FOUYOLLE is being held by Rhode Island State Police as a fugitive from justice and will be extradited to Massachusetts. Charges against FOUYOLLE in Massachusetts are pending at this time.

The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Swansea Police Department at 508-674-8464.

The Swansea Police Department wishes to thank the Rhode Island State Police for its assistance and professionalism in assisting in this investigation,

Police Department Responds to Attempted Armed Robbery Outside Bank