Raynham Armed Robbery Defendant Sentence to State Prison

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III

District Attorney

Press Release

September 7, 2016

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced that 42-year-old Christopher Rideout will serve three to five years in state prison after being convicted last week of a March 2016 armed robbery in Raynham.

Mr. Rideout pleaded guilty in Fall River Superior Court to charges of armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny and malicious destruction of property over $250. The “unagreed plea” was submitted to Judge Raffi Yessian. Assistant District Attorney Brian Griffin argued for a six to 10 year state prison sentence. The defendant, however, request a two to three year prison sentence.

On March 24th at about 3:00 in the morning, the defendant entered a Gulf Station at 1023 Broadway Street in Raynham.  The defendant waived a knife at the clerk and demanded  all the money in the register.  When the clerk did not move quickly enough, the defendant ripped the entire register out and left.

A customer who witnessed the robbery was able to get a partial plate number of the car the defendant drove away in.  The defendant was described as driving a gold or tan Nissan.

Raynham Police Detectives followed up on the partial plate and matched the make and color of a Nissan to a likely plate number sequence.  The investigation eventually led police to the North Attleboro home of the defendant’s sister. After watching the surveillance video  of the robbery, the sister confirmed that the person shown robbing the Gulf is her brother.  She told police that on the night of the robbery, the defendant called her about 45 minutes after the robbery to ask her if he could stay.  The defendant was arrested April 1.

‘This defendant was appropriately sentenced to state prison for this violent act,” said District Attorney Quinn. ”I would like to thank the clerk and the eyewitness for working with police on this case. I would also like to thank Raynham Detective Ed Reilly for his thorough investigation of this incident.”


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications