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City Man Sentenced In Spring Robbery Case

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man has been sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to a second-degree attempted robbery charge stemming from an April arrest.

Kyle Senear also will receive five years of post-release supervision, according to a news release from the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office. The 28-year-old city man was sentenced Monday by County Court Judge David Foley after entering a guilty plea in September.

On April 23, the Jamestown Police Department took Senear into custody following a strong-arm hold up a day earlier at Kwik Fill on Forest Avenue. Officers learned that a man allegedly had demanded cash, struck a clerk in the face and took the cash register before fleeing toward Superior Street.

The clerk was treated by members of the Jamestown Fire Department.

A still image taken from surveillance video was released to the public; a day later, Senear was taken into custody on a second-degree robbery charge.

JPD attributed the quick work to “multiple tips being given to investigators from citizens who recognized the suspect from his clothing shown in the surveillance photo,” the department said in a news release at the time.

The DA’s office said Senear was sentenced as a predicate felon, meaning he has a prior felony conviction in the last 10 years.

According to online records, Senear was released to the state Division of Parole on Feb. 22 of this year. He was sentenced up to five years in state prison on a prior second-degree robbery conviction and began serving that sentence in December 2017.

Senear reportedly entered the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union in Falconer on Feb. 27, 2017, and handed a teller a note advising of the robbery and then fled on foot with a large quantity of cash.

Police at the time said Senear did not display a weapon during the robbery, in which he reportedly used Vaseline and tea bag grindings to simulate facial hair and disguise his face. He was located in the afternoon at a Jamestown residence.

Other sentences announced Monday include:

¯ Loren Duman, 34, of Dunkirk, to two years in state prison and one year of post-release supervision after violating probation on a charge of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Duman was also sentenced to one year in state prison and one year of post-release supervision after violating probation on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The sentences will be served concurrently.

In 2017, Duman was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to the charges.

¯ Alejandro Ayala, 25 of Jamestown, to two years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty in October to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The conviction is the result of an incident that occurred in Jamestown in May.

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