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Gas Station Robbery On City Island In The Bronx In July Yields Guilty Plea In December

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 4 – A man in a surgical mask robbed a gas station on City Island in The Bronx on July 28, 2020.

There was a security video, and on it he briefly took down his mask. 

  Soon a Wanted poster yielded two anonymous tip to the police, with the perpetrator's name Michael O'Neill being given and even his address.

 By August 25 a Federal complaint for Hobbs Act robbery was sworn out and he was arrested. 

 On December 4, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise L. Cote held a change of plea proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.   

O'Neill, with a Federal Defender, was admitting to robbery but saying that it was not a gun he used, but rather an unidentified "tool." 

Likewise, the theft of the gas station attendant's cell phone which was in the Complaint was no longer mentioned. So he faces up to 41 months.

  Here is this reporter's Dec 5 song based (loosely) off this, called CourtCall, here.

The sentencing is set for March 5 at noon.

The case is US v. O'Neill, 20-cr-488 (Cote)


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