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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lynn Man Sentenced for Convenience Store Robberies

BOSTON – A Lynn man was sentenced in federal court in Boston yesterday for robbing multiple convenience stores in Lynn. 

Paul Pacheco, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 27 months in prison, two years supervised release and ordered to pay $380 in restitution. Pacheco pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in November 2020.

Between September 2019 and January 2020, Pacheco committed five robberies at two convenience stores in Lynn. During each robbery, Pacheco displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. When Pacheco was arrested committing the fifth robbery on Jan. 16, 2020, law enforcement recovered the firearm Pacheco displayed, later determined to be an air pistol, and marked money stolen from the convenient store. 

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Lynn Police Chief Michael Mageary made the announcement. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 8, 2021