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North Buffalo man gets eight years for robbery spree

A North Buffalo man who staged three holdups during a week-long robbery spree last September in the Town of Tonawanda was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.

State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns also ordered Paul Andolina, 28, of Taunton Place, to serve five years of post-release supervision.

Andolina had pleaded guilty as charged to three counts of second-degree robbery for the holdups Sept. 16 at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Sheridan Drive, and Sept. 17 and 25 at a Valero gas station on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

Prosecutors said Andolina wore a ski mask and displayed what appeared to be a pistol during each robbery.

The judge sentenced Andolina to eight years in prison on each robbery count and ordered the sentences to run concurrently.