Woonsocket man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Woonsocket man pleads guilty to armed robbery

WOONSOCKET – Andrew McLean, 26, of Woonsocket has pled guilty to armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon after robbing a Providence pawn shop in 2015, according to the office of Attorney General Peter Neronha.

According to a press release, McLean and two accomplices were in the process of robbing a West Clifford Street pawn shop on Oct. 23, 2015, when the store owner resisted and McLean shot him in the head with a 9mm pistol. The store owner survived his injuries, and Providence Police investigated the robbery. McLean was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy, discharging a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a pistol without a license. He pled guilty to all charges.

McLean is scheduled to be sentenced in Providence County Superior Court on July 24.