BRONX MAN IS SENTENCED TO UP TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR ROBBING TWO PEOPLE
Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced today that a 41 year-old Bronx man has been sentenced to a term of up to life imprisonment for robbing two people in October 2002.
A jury found Paul Frazier, of 2971 Decatur Avenue, guilty of 1 count of Robbery in the 1st degree, and 1 count of Robbery in the 3rd degree for the gunpoint robberies of Mohammed Hossain, 39, and Alexandra Ogandl, 34. Frazier, a mandatory persistent violent felony offender, was also sentenced in July 2003 on charges of Robbery in the 1st degree in Manhattan State Supreme Court, to a term of 25 years to life imprisonment.
Acting State Supreme Court Justice Barbara F. Newman sentenced Frazier to a term of 25 years to life on the Bronx conviction for Robbery in the 1st degree, to be served concurrently with a term of 3 ½ - 7 years imprisonment on the charge of Robbery in the 3rd degree. The sentences for the Bronx crimes are to run consecutive to his sentence in the Manhattan case.
The first robbery occurred on October 2, 2002, when Frazier approached Hossain, as he entered the 167th Street train station on the Grand Concourse, held a gun to his head, and demanded all his money. Frazier snatched $220 and fled.
The second incident happened on October 19, 2002, as Frazier approached 34 year-old Alexandra Ogandl as she exited the Tremont Avenue train station on the Grand Concourse. Fraizer held a gun to her side and demanded her money. Frazier fled with $230.00. The defendant was apprehended on November 4, 2003 and identified in a line up.
Assistant District Attorney Suzanne McElwreath of the Trial Division prosecuted this case.