(Cranston, RI) -- Police say two men who were arrested at a Warwick motel after a standoff with police on Tuesday had been involved in a violent crime spree. George Santana and Noel Rodriguez of Providence are facing charges including robbery and assault. The Cranston Police Department says it was alerted by its new license plate recognition surveillance system about a stolen vehicle that was wanted in a violent armed carjacking. The suspects were accused of two pistol-whipping incidents in Cranston overnight Tuesday and allegedly stole another vehicle during one of them. The suspects and the stolen vehicles were found later that morning at the motel.
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