New Bedford Man Sentenced For May Burglary
A New Bedford man will serve six to seven-and-a-half years in state prison in connection with a home invasion and burglary in May.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, said that 22-year-old Donte Reed was sentenced on Friday after having pleaded guilty in August to charges of Burglary Armed Assault on Occupant, Armed Assault in a Dwelling and Armed Robbery while Masked.
Milliote says Reed and two accomplices broke into a Winsper St. apartment late at night while the residents, identified as a 28-year-old female and a 29-year-old male were asleep in bed.
The victims woke up to find three masked men in their bedroom one armed with a gun and another armed with a crowbar.
The suspects stole jewelry, a guitar, various other personal items, and about $2,000 in cash from the South End residence.
One of the suspects took the woman's credit card and wrote down her pin number.
Detectives then discovered that shortly after the robbery the stolen credit card was used at a nearby ATM, and Reed was identified through video surveillance.
The other two suspects haven't been positively identified.
Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh also ordered that Reed be placed on five years supervised probation upon his release from prison.