North Attleboro career criminal sentenced to state prison

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said a 41-year-old career criminal was sentenced to state prison last Friday.

Officials said Jason Delaney, who has no known address, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with unarmed robbery.

Court records said on Aug. 7, 2021, North Attleboro police responded to a Seasons convenience store for a report of a panic alarm activation.

When officers arrived, the store clerk told them a man, later identified as Delaney, entered the store, walked around a few times and left without buying anything.

Records further state the clerk said Delaney returned 10 minutes later and let multiple customers cut him in line before purchasing a bottle of water.

When the clerk rang up the water, the cash register opened and surveillance video shows the man reached over the counter and grabbed a sum of money from the drawer.

Officials said Delaney fled the store saying “Don’t do nothing,” and was not immediately located by first responders.

Delaney was later arrested in Springfield three days later and detectives from North Attleboro were able to match his booking photo with the description from the Seasons robbery.

Records show Delaney has multiple prior convictions and has served prison time for unarmed robbery, armed robbery and armed carjacking.

Delaney was sentenced to serve four to five years in state prison last Friday.

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