Buffalo man pleads guilty to robbery and gun charges

Modified: February 13, 2012 4:14pm


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 20 year old Michael Wilbon of 152 Glenwood Avenue, Buffalo, today pleaded guilty, as charged, to two county of Robbery in the second degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns.  These are the highest charges for which the defendant could have been convicted had he gone to trial.

Wilbon admitted that on September 7, 2011, he forcibly stole $400.00 from 64 year-old Robert Swanson of Buffalo.  The Buffalo Police apprehended Wilbon within 24 hours of the robbery and found him in possession of a loaded and stolen gun.  District Attorney Sedita noted that “the defendant’s indictment and conviction is principally due to the professional investigation led by Buffalo PD Detective Joy Jermain and patrol officers from "E" District.