ITHACA, N.Y. — The man who robbed three local convenience stores last December has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison.

In July, Curt Rosenfeld, 32, of Ithaca, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree robbery.

Rosenfeld was responsible for a string of robberies in December 2017. The first occurred at 3:15 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Mirabito convenience store in Dryden. The second was at about 10:45 p.m. Dec. 19 at Byrne Dairy on North Meadow Street in Ithaca, and the third incident occurred at about 4:20 a.m. Dec. 24 at Shortstop Deli, where he stole.

Curt Rosenfeld. (Provided by Ithaca Police Department)

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In each robbery, Rosenfeld stole around $100 to $500. At the sentencing this week, Rosenfeld was ordered to pay $1,413.15 in restitution.

During the robberies, Rosenfeld displayed what appeared to clerks to be a gun, but turned out to be a BB gun.

Judge Joseph Cassidy sentenced Rosenfeld to eight years in prison with five years of post-release supervision on Monday. He was sentenced to eight years for each charge, but they will be served concurrently.

Kelsey O'Connor

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