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Providence police say they have thwarted an attempted midnight heist from a jewelry store after an alarm drew the attention of a patrolman.

 When the patrolman heard an alarm sounding at Rachana Jewelry, he saw a man in a dark blue hoodie running away into the woods behind the building.

Police said a 24-year-old man in the hoodie was found on his stomach among the trees with gloves, a cellphone, a walkie-talkie and black ski mask.

Police said they found a second man behind another tree with a lit headlamp and a cellphone that he tried to throw away. The two were arrested.

Police were working Sunday to identify the two men.

Investigators said they found footprints around a square hole cut into the roof that opened down into the store.


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