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Jury convicts man of attempted robbery at Mohegan Sun

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published May 17. 2013 3:00PM   Updated May 17. 2013 3:36PM

New London – A jury of six in New London has convicted a Bridgeport man on most of the charges he faced in connection with the March 2012 attempted armed robbery of an 81-year-old woman in a parking garage at Mohegan Sun casino.

Winston A. Riley, 28, was convicted Thursday of attempted first-degree robbery, second-degree threatening, attempted second-degree larceny and carrying a dangerous weapon. Following the two-day trial, Riley was found not guilty of first-degree reckless endangerment.

State police said he attempted to snatch the woman’s purse in the casino parking lot. The woman resisted, and Riley fled.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Stephen M. Carney.

Riley, held in lieu of a $99,000 cash bond, is slated for sentencing on Aug. 8 by Judge Arthur C. Hadden. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison on the felony attempted robbery and larceny charges.

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