Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 24 year old Cameo Simmons of 274 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, was convicted of one count of Robbery in the Second Degree and two counts of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree before Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang. These are the highest charges for which Simmons could have been convicted had he gone to trial.
Simmons admitted that on May 6, 2013 he robbed three men in the vicinity of Howard and Fillmore Streets in the City of Buffalo. During the robbery, Simmons threatened the victims with what appeared to be a pistol. Simmons was apprehended within ten minutes after the robbery by Officers Karl Schultz and Jason Whitenight of the Buffalo Police Department. Simmons still possessed a wallet that he had just taken from one of the victims.
The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul J. Glascott of DA Sedita’s Felony Trial Bureau. Simmons faces a maximum prison term of 15 years when he is sentenced on January 27, 2014 before Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang.