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Man sentenced for armed robbery involving robotic vacuum

January 18, 2018

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in prison for three robberies, including one in which he swung a robotic vacuum at a security guard.

The Salem News reports 43-year-old David Nardella pleaded guilty Wednesday to armed robbery and multiple counts of larceny in Salem Superior Court. A judge sentenced Nardella to two to 2 ½ years in prison.

Prosecutors say Nardella stole two North Face jackets from a TJ Maxx in Salem and two Samsung robotic robots from a Salem Target in the span of a week. Prosecutors say Nardella returned to the same Target, took two more robotic vacuums and swung one at a security guard by its security cord when he was apprehended.

Nardella has also pleaded guilty to similar charges from other thefts in different counties.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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