Red Bull Bandit Allegedly Strikes Again
The following is based on reports from the Portsmouth Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A Providence man, believed to have stolen Red Bull energy drinks in several Rhode Island communities, has allegedly struck again, police say.
Craig Kelly, 28, of Providence, was charged by Portsmouth police on March 11 in Second District Court, Newport. He was brought to the court house after being arrested by Middletown police on unrelated drug charges.
Police say a man entered CVS Pharmacy on Jan. 29 at 6:40 p.m. The man allegedly filled his shopping cart with 8 to 12 cases of Red Bull four-packs, which were valued at $7.99 each case.
The man then left the store without paying for the Red Bull.
An investigation led police to Kelly, who was previously charged in similar Red Bull thefts in at least two other Rhode Island communities, Bristol and Barrington.
Kelly was charged with shoplifting Monday in Second District Court.