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Police Search for Coventry Resident in Connection with Attempted Bank Robbery

A warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Nicole Petrarca.

UPDATE: Nicole Marie Petrarca, 25, of 65 Larch Drive in Coventry, turned herself in to the North Kingstown Police Department on Jan. 27.

Jan. 25: North Kingstown police have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in connection with .

Frederick Burdick, 25, of 157 Weeden Drive, Warwick was arrested Tuesday after fingerprints lifted from the victim's car were matched to Burdick. Burdick was arraigned in Third District Court in Warwick Tuesday and is being held without bail. He faces charges of first degree robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime, possession of arms by a convict in a crime of violence and assault with intent to commit a felony.

Police have issued a warrant for Nicole Petrarca, 25, of 65 Larch Drive in Coventry, who allegedly assisted Burdick in the robbery. According to North Kingstown detectives, Petrarca drove the getaway car in the Jan. 10 attempted robbery. She is being charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

On Jan. 10, Burdick allegedly attempted to rob a woman in her 40s as she made a night deposit at the bank's drive-thru around 8 p.m. According to police, Burdick (wearing all black and donning a mask) threatened the woman and pistol-whipped her. The victim starting screaming and beeping her horn, catching the attention of a father and son who were walking their dog nearby. Burdick then fled the scene with the woman's keys and cell phone in what witnesses described as a white sedan with some sort of bike rack on the back of it.

This isn't the first run-in with the law for Burdick and Petrarca. According to the Rhode Island Judiciary's website, Burdick has seen charges from various police departments since he turned 18 in 2004. Over the past seven years, he has been charged with offenses including vandalism, domestic assault, larceny, disorderly conduct, eluding police, obstructing an officer in the line of duty, operating a stolen vehicle and drunken driving. Petrarca's two more recent charges include a shoplifting charge and obstructing an officer.

Anyone with information on Petrarca's whereabouts are asked to contact the North Kingstown Police Department TIPS line at 401-294-3316 ext. 8411 or via email at tips@northkingstown.org.

Tim February 02, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Ah, Patty me boy. Well said. However, when you say "Im not trying to be rude...", I just want to point out that "Im" should be "I'm". Also, when you say "...but u should..." it's supposed to be "...you should..." Also, you misspelled "definitely" as "defiantly". Easy mistake, I'm sure. Another thing. Not to be picky and I'm not even sure if I'm correct on this but, when you say "...seems how your using..." I'm almost sure that's incorrect usage. Maybe I'm wrong but how about "seeing as" instead of "seems how". One thing I'm sure of is how incorrect you are when you say "...seems as your using your..." when in reality you should be saying "...using you're..." instead of "...your..." Oh, and you misspelled "your" in your final sentence as "you". With apologies to Mr. language person, Dave Berry. As you say Patty, "Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle". But, maybe I'm just being ridiculously picky for no reason what so ever.
coventry voter-Jay February 05, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Do you want fries with that?
Kevin Gallagher February 06, 2012 at 10:28 AM
I was in kent county PCU with that kid a few months back, ok kid, they have a beautiful daughter together, or son i forget, but i seen the glamour shot of them 2 with theyre baby in the middle, will pray for them to stay outta future trouble, cant believe this though, crazy- Kevin Gallagher Jr.
Spring Street February 07, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Some facts that have not been made public. You figure this out ! Frederick Burdick's sisiter : Samantha Burdick Burns works at Burger King. She normally goes to the bank and does the drop. But on that day was she/sister in fact the get-a-way driver ? It should be noted she is behind in her rent.
Ray kane February 25, 2012 at 05:18 AM
shouldve called me for a get away driver i dont have a bike rack

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