An Easton man has been sentenced to serve five to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery charges.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced today that 30-year old Alfredo Rosa Jr. pled guilty last week in Fall River Superior Court.

Rosa was indicted on charges of armed and masked robbery, carrying an illegal firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

According to prosecutors, the defendant robbed a Mobil gas station in Mansfield on October 7, 2019. He pointed a gun in the clerk's face and threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over money.

Police spotted the robber fleeting the scene in his vehicle. Following a chase that crossed over into Foxboro, the defendant jumped out of his car and fled into a wooded area, where he was apprehended by police.

Superior Court Judge Raffi Yessayan imposed the prison sentence and ordered Rosa placed on supervised probation for two years upon his release.

District Attorney Quinn said, “This is another case of violent conduct that results in the robbery of a person who is just trying to make a living. This defendant is no stranger to the criminal justice system and needed to be kept off the street to protect the public from this violent individual."

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