Brighton man gets 5 to 7 years in prison for robbing Subway sandwich shop in Allston with sawed-off shotgun
A Brighton man was sentenced to serve between five and seven years in prison for robbing a Subway sandwich shop in Allston with a sawed-off shotgun last fall, authorities said.
Prosecutors said Stanley Saintil, 21, threw a backpack on a counter in the restaurant demanding cash from a female employee, who would later tell investigators she recognized Saintil as a former classmate from Brighton High School.
Saintil entered the Subway on Western Avenue armed with the shotgun and wearing a white facemask covering his mouth and nose on Nov. 13, 2012, assistant district attorney Montez Haywood said during testimony.
The employee complied with his demands for money and he left with about $1,200 in cash, according to Haywood.
Two days after the robbery, which had been captured on video by a surveillance camera inside the shop, authorities obtained a warrant to search Saintil’s home. There they found a sawed-off New England Firearms shotgun, live shotgun shells, the clothing worn during the robbery, and a backpack, prosecutors said.
Saintil was arrested and later made taped, post-Miranda statements to police admitting to the armed robbery, prosecutors said.
A jury on Monday found Saintil guilty of armed robbery while masked and possession of the gun this week, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. A judge imposed his prison sentence Tuesday.