Bogus cop suspects turn themselves in on Raynham robbery charges

Susan Parkou Weinstein

Two suspects, who posed as police and allegedly mugged and robbed two men outside a Raynham Wal-Mart early Wednesday morning, turned themselves into Fall River police today.

Timothy Bastille, 29 and Ryan Bastille, 22, both of Fall River, saw themselves on the evening news after store surveillance pictures were posted on the Raynham police Web site, Police Chief Lou Pacheco said.

They were brought to Raynham for booking and were arraigned in Taunton District Court this afternoon on charges of unarmed robbery and impersonating a police officer.

Judge David Turcotte ordered Ryan Bastille held on $15,000 cash bail. Timothy Bastille was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail. They are both due back in court on March 24 to have attorneys appointed in the case.

Police say the Bastilles forced a 19-year old Bridgewater man and an 18-year old from Berkley out of their vehicles at a Raynham Wal-Mart early Wednesday morning, then pushed them around, slapped them and made them put their hands on the car before stealing their wallets and phones.

The unarmed robbery occurred at 3:20 a.m. on March 18 in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Raynham Woods Commerce Center across from a Courtyard By Marriott.

The victims told police the suspects approached them as they sat in their car and asked them if they wanted to “buy weed.”

When they said “no,” the suspects took their wallets, cell phones and an IPOD, police say.

A third man drove the getaway vehicle - a black Isuzu Trooper, they said.

Raynham Officers Ed Riley and Shawn Sheehan responded to the call.

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