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Rochester Woman Sentenced For Role As Driver In Greece Liquor Store Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kayla Dade, 20, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of Hobbs Act Robbery, was sentenced to serve 31 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean C. Eldridge, who handled the case, stated that on January 23, 2019, the defendant drove co-defendants Lavon Wims and Malik Lott to the vicinity of Jordy’s Spirits at 3725 Dewey Avenue in Greece, NY. Dade waited in the car while Wims and Lott entered Jordy’s Spirits. Once inside, Wims pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a store employee and demanded money. Lott assisted Wims in removing cash from the register, and they left with approximately $350. Wims and Lott then returned to Dade’s car, and she drove them away from the area of the robbery. The defendant knew that Wims had committed robberies prior to January 23, 2019, and previously possessed a firearm.  

Co-defendants Lott and Wims were previously convicted and sentenced for their roles in the robbery at Jordy’s Spirits, as well other robberies in the Rochester area.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rochester Area Major Crimes Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Updated February 7, 2020

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