Spring Valley man sentenced to six years in botched robbery

A police cruiser is parked near the Spring A police cruiser is parked near the Spring Valley Police Department. (Sept. 18, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A Spring Valley man was sentenced to six years in prison this week after he was caught during a botched 2011 robbery, the Rockland County district attorney's office said.

During the incident, Edwin Raoul, 24, was with three other men who allegedly robbed a person of $1,900 on Union Road in Spring Valley. The accused robbers fled and piled into a getaway car, according to authorities, leaving Raoul behind.

Police caught up with Raoul and arrested him within minutes. The other three led police on a short chase, swiping a pair of school buses in the process, before cops were able to stop and arrest them.

Raoul, of Main Street in Spring Valley, was sentenced by County Court Judge William K. Nelson to six years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision after an earlier guilty plea to second-degree robbery, a felony.

You also may be interested in: