A Buffalo man who robbed another man at gunpoint and took off with the man's vehicle pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office.
Jaylin Wiggins, 20, robbed the victim at about 3 a.m. Feb. 22, 2016, prosecutors said. The victim was robbed at gunpoint of his cash, cellphone and car on Heath Street in the City of Buffalo. The District Attorney's office said the abandoned car was found by police about an hour later in the city's Central Park neighborhood.
The victim was initially able to provide a description of Wiggins and the gun. Police, who had located Wiggins during a traffic stop in March 2016, were able to identify him through surveillance images taken from a nearby gas station, according to the District Attorney's office. A pistol matching the description provided by the victim was found inside the stolen vehicle and later linked to Wiggins through DNA analysis, prosecutors said.
Wiggins, who remains in jail without bail following his conviction in a separate case, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced July 31.