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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Man Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Cell Phone Store

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Troy L. McCullough a/k/a Trey, 49, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, was sentenced to serve 262 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that on December 3, 2019, the defendant and co-defendants James A. Houston a/k/a Hood, and Raekwon D. Fuqua, and others, robbed at gunpoint the AT&T store located on E. Ridge Road in the Town of Irondequoit. McCullough entered the store wearing a mask and gloves, brandished and pointed a firearm at a store employee while ordering him to open the safe, held the employee at gunpoint while he and defendant Fuqua removed 32 cellular phones from the store safe, and took them out of the store. The cellular telephones were valued at over $32,344. McCullough was arrested shortly after the robbery at a residence on Champlain Street in Rochester, where the stolen phones were recovered.

Co-defendants Fuqua and Houston were previously convicted of Hobbs Act robbery and are awaiting sentencing.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge John B. Devito; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan; and the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Alan Laird.

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