Bronx DA: Bronx Robbers Please Guilty in Tragic Bodega Hold-Up

Robbery Led to Death of 20-Year-Old Employee


        Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that two defendants in a 2012 Bronx bodega hold-up which resulted in a 20-year-old store clerk’s death have pleaded guilty to robbery.


District Attorney Clark said, “These defendants terrorized people who were just trying to make a living, and an innocent young man who was fleeing from the point of a gun was accidentally killed by a responding police officer. They now face the consequences for starting this tragic chain of events.”


District Attorney Clark said the defendants,  Ernesto Delgado, 31 and Orlando Ramos, 35, of 1701 Eastburn Avenue, the Bronx, pleaded guilty to first-degree Robbery on April 20, 2016, before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Ethan Greenberg as their trial was about to begin.


Delgado faces13 years in prison and Ramos faces 17 years in prison, and both will also face five years of post-release supervision when they are sentenced on May 12, 2016.


A third defendant in the case, Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty to first-degree Robbery in 2015 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


In the early morning hours of September 7th, 2012, Delgado, Ramos, and Dorsey entered Aneurys Deli and Grocery located at 1299 Franklin Avenue in the Morrisania section with an unloaded gun. The masked defendants pistol-whipped a worker and ordered the workers to the floor as they took money and store goods. As police arrived on the scene, workers ran out of the store and one, Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, bumped into an officer and the cop’s gun discharged once, killing Cuevas.


The case was prosecuted by Senior Trial Assistant District Attorney Theresa Gottlieb.

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