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By Will Richmond
Herald News Staff Reporter
Posted Aug 11, 2008 @ 06:17 PM
Last update Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:07 PM

Little Compton, R.I. -
Police are searching for two men who robbed a liquor store in the village of Adamsville.
According to police, two men entered the Adamsville Wine and Spirits at 81 Stone Church Road on Saturday at about 9:18 p.m.
With the store about to close, police said the men demanded all the money from the register. They then ordered the clerk into a storage room. The two men proceeded to take an undetermined amount of cash and liquor.
One of the suspects is described as a white male, heavy set with medium brown hair and an accent of unknown origin. He was wearing blue jeans. The other suspect is described as being 5 feet 10 inches with light brown hair in a crew cut. He was also wearing blue jeans.
The robbery investigation is being handled by acting Sgt. John Harris and Detective Sgt. John Faria. Anyone with information is asked to call the Little Compton Police Department at 401-635-2311.

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Police: Liquor store theft an inside job

Cashier, associate accused of stealing money, alcohol

By Will Richmond
Herald News Staff Reporter
Posted Aug 14, 2008 @ 06:04 PM

Little Compton, R.I. -
A cashier at the Adamsville Wine and Spirits liquor store thought she had a plan to walk away with more than just a paycheck.
Instead, Dorothy Daponte and an associate are now facing charges that they stole money and liquor from the store, while sending police on a goose chase for two robbers who never existed.
Daponte, of 254 Robeson St., Fall River, and Frank Costa Jr., of 170 Horton St., Fall River, have both been charged with larceny over $500. Daponte also faces a count of filing a false police report.
Police Chief Sid Wordell said Daponte called 911 Saturday night to say two white men entered the store just before closing and demanded all the money in the store's register. The men then reportedly placed Daponte in a storage room and made off with about $5,000 worth of alcohol and $1,500 cash.
As police began investigating, however, Wordell said inconsistencies in Daponte's account began appearing. After conducting further interviews, Wordell said Daponte recanted her story and began cooperating with authorities.
Wordell said Daponte and Costa devised a plan to steal the alcohol and money by moving through a back storage room and into a waiting van. They would then report it as a robbery.
Wordell said acting Sgt. John Harris and Detective Sgt. John Faria then began working with Fall River police to execute a search warrant, which resulted in the seizure of evidence. A second search conducted in New Bedford led to the capture of all the liquor that had been taken. Wordell said that the missing cash had yet to be recovered.
Wordell said the case continues to be reviewed by the Attorney General's Office.

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