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April 5, 2013

NYC man sentenced in local robbery

MALONE — One of three men accused of robbing the occupants of a Saranac Lake apartment was sentenced in Franklin County Court  this week.

Mouhamed Mbaye, 20, of New York City pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted robbery and second-degree criminal trespassing, stemming from an incident Sept. 24.

County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr. sentenced him to five years of probation, with the first six months served in County Jail, for attempted robbery and a concurrent one-year term for trespassing.

MBaye was among those charged with breaking into an apartment on Broadway, flashing a pellet gun, beating up the occupants and stealing a knife, electronics, marijuana, $1,500 in cash and a wallet with credit cards.

In the same case, Cody Woodard, 18, of Saranac Lake, was sentenced to five years of probation, with the first six months served in County Jail, and a $1,400 fine for third-degree burglary.

The case against the third man, an 18-year-old from Brooklyn, is still pending.

He faces charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, two counts of credit-card theft, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy.

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