Posted Sept. 30 at 12:58 p.m., Updated at 4:10 p.m.
Update: According to details released by Coventry Police Lt. John Shields, at about 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, an officer on routine patrol in the Arnold Road area passed Giampapa on his bicycle and recognized him from a briefing at the start of her shift. She transported Giampapa to to CPD headquarters where he was placed under arrested after being identified by detectives.
Original Post: Three days after an attempted robbery at the New London Turnpike Dunkin' Donuts, Coventry Police captured the male suspect who fled on a mountain bike Wednesday after failing to make off with any cash.
On Saturday morning, Coventry Police apprehended Paul G. Giampapa, 48, of Grant Drive in Coventry, formerly of Foxborough, MA, in the the vicinity of the Centre of New England plaza and Arnold Road. He is being charged with second degree robbery.
Police were searching for a suspect fitting Giampapa's description following his attempt to rob the coffee shop by passing a note to the cashier demanding all the money in the register. When the employee was slow to respond to his demands, Giampapa took back the note and left the building on his bicycle.
According to the Foxboro Reporter, the incident was not Giampapa's first encounter with police. Twice on Nov. 20, 2011, he was arrested by Foxborough Police, once at 11 a.m. on a default warrant following a traffic stop for which he was charged with driving with a suspended license. At 4 p.m. that same day, police responded to a report of suspicious activity where they once again came across Giampapa, who had apparently been released earlier by the court. This time, he was arrested as part of an alleged drug transaction and charged with conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of Class B drugs (pharmaceuticals, according to police) and possession of Class B drugs with intent to distribute.