BOSTON, March 29, 2013—A Roxbury man received a lengthy prison sentence this week after his conviction on a 2009 street robbery spree, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
ALEXANDER CURET, Sr., (D.O.B. 3/13/68) was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 10 to 12 years in state prison following his March 6 convictions on two counts of unarmed robbery and one count each of armed robbery, assault and battery, and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
In addition to this month’s convictions, Curet has prior convictions for larceny of a motor vehicle, robbery, breaking and entering, escape from a correctional facility, and eight counts of receiving stolen property.
Assistant District Attorney Byron Knight of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau presented evidence and testimony proving that Curet robbed three women as they walked on city streets in August 2009 and fled at least one of the robberies in a stolen motor vehicle.
Shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2009, the evidence showed, Curet approached a 29-year-old Roxbury woman on Hillside Place in Mission Hill and pointed what appeared to be a firearm at her. He demanded the woman’s purse and she complied. The victim was able to provide police with the description and license plate number of the gray station wagon in which Curet fled. As police wrote up a report on the armed robbery, the owner of the vehicle – a 1995 Buick Century – reported it stolen from Camden Street.
Knight also proved that Curet snatched the purse of a 32-year-old Boston woman as she walked past the Whole Foods on Westland Avenue in the Fenway neighborhood around 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2009. Once again, he took off in a car that police later learned was stolen.
Finally, the prosecutor demonstrated that Curet and another man approached a 30-year-old Dorchester woman from behind as she walked on Winter Street in Dorchester on Aug. 20, 2009, at 3:40 p.m. She was grabbed and kicked by the men, who stole her purse before fleeing in a vehicle.
Curet was linked to the crimes after Boston Police located the Buick Century stolen from Camden Street. Inside was a pack of cigarettes – notable, the evidence showed, because the car’s owner did not smoke. Boston Police criminalists were able to lift a set of latent fingerprints from the pack that matched those on file from Curet’s multiple prior arrests.
Michael Coffey was the DA’s assigned victim witness advocate. Curet was represented by Bruce Carroll.
All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.