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Valero Armed Robbery Leads to 6-8 Year Prison Sentence

A Milford man pleaded guilty in late March to robbing a Valero gas station clerk in 2011.

A man who used a knife to rob a clerk at the Valero gas station in 2011 has been sentenced to six-to-eight years in state prison.

Mark Busuito, formerly of 24 Cedar St., pleaded guilty on March 22 to a count of armed robbery while masked in Worcester Superior Court, a spokesman said.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Hodgens recommended the sentence of six-to-eight years, said Timothy Connolly, a spokesman for the Worcester District Attorney's office. The defense attorney recommended five years to five years and a day in state prison. Superior Judge Janet Kenton-Walker imposed the sentence recommended by Hodgens, Connolly said.

The crime at Valero netted $284.49 and was Busuito's second conviction for armed robbery. He was convicted of a similar crime, also using a knife, in Newton in 2009 and received a three-year sentence, according to Milford Police Detective Jason Ball.

He was on probation for other crimes, including threatening to commit a crime, when he committed the Milford offense, Ball said.

At Valero, while using a hooded sweatshirt to partially obscure his identity.

A search under a court warrant of his apartment on Cedar Street produced "a silver knife and a black hoodie," according to a statement filed in court by Ball. When police arrested Busuito, in Waltham, at the home of a female friend, he was located in a bedroom partly clothed. When the detective asked him where his clothing was, Busuito responded: "I dropped them in a sewer drain after I did it."

Milford Senior Man April 01, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I wonder if this guy has finally learned his lesson? I hope they sent him to Cedar Junction prison in Walpole. That's where he belongs.
Car Lover April 02, 2013 at 01:01 AM
I can't believe armed robbery gets 6-8 years in jail but killing someone with a car gets you only probation! Something is wrong here people.
Not a Townie April 03, 2013 at 01:16 AM
I agree with Car Lover.

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