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Rochester man sentenced to 8 years in prison for robbing a Dunkin' Donuts

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ROCHESTER -- Ramon Crespo, 32, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of robbery and possession and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that on March 15, 2018, the defendant robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 277 East Ridge Road in Rochester. During the robbery, Crespo waved a firearm at store employees and stole approximately $200 in cash. After investigators with the Rochester Police Department conducted their investigation, the defendant was arrested on March 22, 2018, following a traffic stop. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a loaded .40 caliber Glock model 27 semi-automatic handgun.

The case was brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative. PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Mark Simmons, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

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