80-year-old injured in robbery at Twin River

80-year-old injured in robbery at Twin River

LINCOLN – An 80-year-old man was injured in a strong-armed robbery at Twin River Casino on Thursday, Lincoln Police reported.

Police arrested Richard Settipane, a 21-year-old North Reading, Mass. resident, in connection with the incident, which occurred yesterday at the casino. At approximately 1:10 p.m., police responded to a report that the 80-year-old victim had been robbed and injured by Settipane.

Police said Settipane asked the victim for a cigarette before reaching over and grabbing cash out of the victim’s other hand. The force knocked the victim over, causing him to strike his head and face against the gaming machine. He suffered from a bloody nose and an abrasion to his hand and was treated on-scene.

After robbing the victim, police say Settipane fled the immediate area with approximately $600 in cash. Twin River surveillance was able to track him through the casino, where he was located a short time later sitting at a gaming table on the second floor.

At that time, when a Lincoln Police Officer approached Settipane and advised him that he was under arrest, the suspect attempted to flee and had to be physically restrained by the Lincoln officer and casino security.

Officers located $590 dollars in cash on Settipane, along with a white powdery substance in a plastic bag.

Settipane was transported to and processed at the Lincoln Police Department. He was arraigned on charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest and was transported to the A.C.I.