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‘One-man crime wave’ gets 16 years in prison

Jordan Williams was denounced by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller as “a one-man crime wave” was he was ordered Monday to serve a prison term of 16 years for six attacks on five Riverside-area crime victims last summer.

Williams, of Selkirk Street, pleaded guilty April 4 to second- and third-degree robbery and one count of attempted robbery in the second degree for incidents in the Ontario and Tonawanda Street area between last June 15 and Aug. 28.

Prosecutor John P. Feroleto said Williams attacked a 19-year-old man in the Ontario Street area June 15 but fled empty-handed after the man fought him off. But on Aug. 28, Williams blindsided that same Riverside-area man, broke his glasses and stole his video game.

On Aug. 16 Williams attacked a 44-year-old man who was riding a bicycle near Rivereside Park and stole that victim’s biicycle, Feroleto said. Two days later, Williams, armed with a BB gun and with an accomplice he never identified, robbed a 25-year-old man of cash when that victim got off a bus on Tonawanda Street, the prosecutor said.

On Aug. 22, as a 67-year-old Albright-Knox Art Gallery maintenance worker was leaving his Riverside-area home, Williams punched him on the back of his head and stole the man’s wallet, keys, watch and a ring, Feroleto said.

Also on Aug. 22, Williams and an unidentified cohort robbed at the point of a BB gun $10 from a 63-year-old Ontario Street man who was taking out his garbage that night, the prosecutor said.

Buffalo Police Detectives Bart A. Adams and Margaret J. Dragone tracked down Williams and arrested him months ago, Feroleto said.

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