Serial Robber Is Sent To Prison For 12 Years

Modified: June 3, 2016 8:08pm

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 43-year-old Charles Henry of Grand Island has been sentenced to 12 years in prison by State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang for a series of robberies.

In April 2016, Henry pleaded guilty to one count of Robbery in the Third Degree and one count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree. 

On January 20, 2016, Henry robbed Harry’s Gulf Mart on Delaware St. in Tonawanda. The defendant displayed a hammer and stole $250.   

On February 8, 2016, Henry robbed the Summit Federal Credit Union on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, where he handed a note to the teller, claiming he had a bomb and got away with more than $10,000.  The money was later recovered by the Buffalo Police.

Henry’s sentence also includes several other robberies that occurred between January 20th and February 8th in Kenmore, the Town of Tonawanda, Amherst and Buffalo. He is a twice convicted felon for previous robberies in Erie County. 

Acting DA Flaherty is commending the outstanding work of law enforcement in Amherst, Buffalo, City of Tonawanda, Town of Tonawanda and Kenmore. 

Assistant District Attorneys John G. Schoemick and Katharine S. Lavin prosecuted the case.