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Thursday, February 27, 2014

California Man Sentenced To 14 Years On Robberies

  CONCORD, N.H. – Delano Nelson, 50, of Compton, California, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery charges, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.                               

In October and November of 2011, the defendant committed the armed robbery of Hannoush Jewelers in Manchester and Kay Jewelers in Tilton.  In July of 2012 he was apprehended in Compton, California, and indicted by a federal grand jury in August, 2012. Walter Williams, also of Compton, California and Shyloe Johnson of Sanbornton, New Hampshire previously pled guilty and were sentenced for their participation in the robberies.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Manchester Police Department and the Tilton Police Department.    The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon

Updated April 13, 2015