Convicted Robber Pleads Guilty To Stealing Vehicle

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A teenager, who robbed two stores in Cape Vincent in January, pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to stealing a vehicle.

Rafael Cabrera-Jones pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny.

The 18 year old and an alleged accomplice were arrested in May for allegedly stealing a 2006 GMC from a residence on Brown Road in the town of Pamelia. 

Cabrera-Jones is scheduled to be sentenced July 2.

In January, the sheriff's department charged Cabrera-Jones with two counts of second-degree robbery.

Officials said Cabrera-Jones was wearing a ski mask when he entered the Cape Dairy store and displayed a gun, which turned out to be a starter pistol.

While authorities were investigating that robbery, they received a call that another holdup had taken place at the Cape Vincent Liquor Store.

Again, officials said Cabrera-Jones wore a ski mask and displayed the pistol.

About 15 minutes after the liquor store robbery, police said they followed footprints from the scene to an apartment house at 544 East Broadway Street.

Cabrera-Jones was arrested.

The next day, the teen's parents told 7 News their son needs psychiatric help.

According to a May 6 report in the Watertown Daily Times, Cabrera-Jones pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery.

He was sentenced to time served and five years' probation, the newspaper reported.

The article also said, he was granted youthful offender status.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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