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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Rochester Man Sentenced For Robbery Spree

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Tayvon Rosier, 32, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of four counts of Hobbs Act robbery, was sentenced to serve to 92 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean C. Eldridge, who handled the case, stated that Rosier committed a series of armed robberies at Rochester stores in February 2018, including:

• On February 13, 2018, at the Family Dollar Store at 189 Portland Avenue, Rosier displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun, and demanded money from a store employee. Defendant left with approximately $246.48.
• On February 21, 2018, at the Malcho’s Market Sunoco at 480 Plank Road, Rosier displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun, and told an employee to “give me all the money and show me the tray.” The defendant left with approximately $117 from the store. 
• Also on February 21, 2018, at the Fast Trac at 4200 West Henrietta Road, Rosier displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun to a store employee and demanded money and cigarettes. The defendant left the store with approximately $207 in cash, and $781.50 in cigarettes.
• On February 25, 2018, at the 7-Eleven at 3995 West Henrietta Road, Rosier displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes from a store employee. Rosier left the store with approximately $45 in cash, and $714 in cigarettes.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Todd Baxter; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Major Crimes Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated October 22, 2019