MILFORD — A decide sentenced a Derby person to provide three and a fifty percent several years in prison after he pleaded guilty to acting as a lookout all through a botched 2017 road robbery.
Justin Fennelly, 22, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit 3rd-diploma theft before Choose Peter Brown Tuesday.
Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Howard Stein explained a female was strolling to her motor vehicle from Archie Moore’s in downtown Derby about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2017 when she was approached by a gentleman with a bandana across his facial area in the parking good deal of Raro’s Automotive on Third Avenue.
The person held a pocket knife and demanded dollars and her mobile cellphone, but the girl pushed him away.
A car then entered the parking ton, which spooked the assailant, who fled.
Police reviewed surveillance footage from the space which captured the robbery suspect and two some others.
Just one of them explained to law enforcement that Fennelly agreed to act as lookout although the other suspect perpetrated the theft.
A plea offer in the situation called for Fennelly to be sentenced to three and a 50 percent yrs in jail, which he will provide concurrent to a six-year theft sentence out of Derby Remarkable Court docket.
He has been driving bars considering that past September, in accordance to Correction Office data.
Stein said courtroom officers had produced several unsuccessful makes an attempt to achieve the would-be sufferer of the theft.