Central Falls man sentenced to 8 years for armed robbery

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – A Central Falls man was sentenced to serve 8 years at the ACI after he committed an armed robbery with an illegal firearm in 2020.

22-year-old Shaijohn Delgado pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree robbery, using a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

Had the case gone to trial, the state was prepared to prove that Delgado held up a man at gunpoint, and robbed him of his wallet Near Illinois Street in Central Falls.

According to the Attorney General’s office, the victim was walking home to his apartment when Delgado approached him, drew out a revolver, and demanded he hands over his wallet.

Police pursued Delgado and apprehended him several streets away from the scene of the crime.

This case is another example of how the easy accessibility of illegal firearms places everyday Rhode Islanders in significant danger,” said Attorney General Neronha.

“The defendant’s willingness to threaten someone at the point of a gun for an amount of money he had to know was minimal is sobering. He will now have to pay a significant price for that criminal misconduct, and deservedly so, despite his young age. There is a lesson here – if anyone is listening. I am grateful to the Central Falls Police Department for their partnership in investigating this case and bringing the defendant to justice”, he continued.

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