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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Carmen M. Ortiz
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

Boston Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

BOSTON - A Boston man was sentenced today for his role in an armed robbery of a Metro PCS store in Boston.

Ronald Brown, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 272 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  On May 10, 2013, Brown was convicted, following a five-day jury trial of armed robbery, being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and using and carrying a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence.

On Oct. 31, 2011, Brown and his co-conspirator, Lynch Arthur, armed with loaded semi-automatic weapons, entered the Metro PCS store in Codman Square in Dorchester.  Arthur was observed carrying a black nylon bag as he entered the store.  Once inside the store, the men displayed their firearms and took the clerk into a back storage area where the men restrained the clerk by duct-tapping her hands feet and mouth.  The clerk was then placed on the floor while the robbers removed $664 in cash from the cash box.  The individuals left the store and fled onto Washington Street.  The Boston Police responded and a short time later two individuals who fit the description of the robbers were stopped and questioned.  After questioning, the individuals were returned to the store and positively identified by the clerk as the robbers.  A short time later the police observed a black nylon bag in a blue recycle bin.  The bin was located a few yards from where the individuals were stopped and questioned.  Inside the nylon bag the officers observed two loaded semi-automatic firearms, duct tape, and $664.

In June 2013, Brown’s co-defendant, Lynch Arthur, was sentenced to 228 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Kenneth G. Shine and Robert E. Richardson of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.



Boston Field Division