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Interim Report of the Newport County Grand Jury (Reported February 26, 2016)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Alexander Tobiassen (age 22)
8 Beacon Hill Road
Newport, RI

The Newport County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Alexander Tobiassen with one count of first degree robbery, felony assault, and possession of a knife.

It is alleged that on or about December 14, 2015, Tobiassen entered a Cumberland Farms store at 94 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown. It is further alleged that Tobiassen, brandishing a knife, assaulted a customer and robbed the clerk of $30. The clerk called 911 after the alleged incident, and Tobiassen was located in the parking lot of Easton's Beach in Newport shortly thereafter, where he was found to be in possession of a knife.

The Middletown Police conducted the investigation. Tobiassen is scheduled to be arraigned in Newport County Superior Court on March 9, 2016.

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