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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Recently released man charged in holdup

By James Tinley
Register Staff
— A city man faces more than 20 years in prison for allegedly holding up a Bridgeport Avenue gas station with a hypodermic needle.
Michael Kucewicz was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail at his arraignment in Superior Court Tuesday. He faces charges of first-degree larceny, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree threatening and sixth-degree larceny stemming from the robbery, police said. His next court date is Feb. 5.
Kucewicz, 40, was arrested at his 17 Nettleton Ave. home late Monday night after police recognized him as the man on the surveillance tapes shown robbing the Getty Gas Station at 300 Bridgeport Ave., said Officer Vaughan Dumas.
Less than $200 was taken from the gas station, police said.
Kucewicz allegedly walked into the Getty station at 300 Bridgeport Ave. at 7:31 p.m. Monday and threatened to stick the clerk with a hypodermic needle if the clerk didn’t empty the registers, police said. The needle was not recovered by police, Dumas said.
Kucewicz also allegedly threatened to shoot the clerk and had his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun, police said.
Dumas said the Police Department has had an "extensive history" with Kucewicz and investigators immediately recognized him when they reviewed the surveillance tapes. While Dumas could not immediately remember any specific arrests, he said Kucewicz and police have had several "run-ins" in the past.
Kucewicz had served time for a prior drug conviction and was recently released from federal custody. He was convicted of assaulting an FBI agent.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

pointless. why spend 20 years in prison for $200?? and why not wear a mask??...

May 26, 2010 at 1:51 PM 

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