Jury Finds Violent Felon Guilty in 2012 Burglary Spree

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces a jury has found 38-year-old Bryan Colon of Buffalo guilty of six counts of Burglary in the Second Degree.

The defendant previously pleaded guilty to six counts of Burglary in the Second Degree in September 2014. Colon appealed his conviction, and the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division vacated his guilty plea in July 2017.

Colon was convicted of committing burglaries at residences throughout Erie County in 2012. The defendant forcibly entered six homes, stealing cash, jewelry, televisions, computers and other electronics totaling more than $45,000 in estimated value.

Prior to his crime spree in 2012, Colon served nearly 10 years in state prison after being convicted of Robbery in the First Degree for kidnapping a man at gunpoint on Buffalo’s West Side.

As a second time felony offender, Colon faces a maximum of 90 years in prison when he is sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on Tuesday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Assistant District Attorneys Patrick B. Shanahan and John P. Gerken, Jr. prosecuted the case.