DA SINI: PATCHOGUE MAN SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR 2018 ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN CENTER MORICHES
(RIVERHEAD, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the sentencing of a Patchogue man to 16 years to life in prison for an attempted robbery at a 7-11 in Center Moriches in October 2018.
“There is no excuse for the reckless and dangerous behavior of this individual who injured innocent members of our community,” District Attorney Sini said. “I want to thank the detectives and prosecutors for their hard work. This is a significant sentence that serves justice for the victims and holds the defendant accountable for his despicable actions.”
Joseph Allgood, 50, of Patchogue, was convicted by a jury on June 21, 2019 of two counts of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a D violent felony. Due to Allgood’s criminal history, he was deemed a mandatory persistent violent felony offender by the Court. He was sentenced today by Suffolk County Court Judge Philip Goglas to 16 years to life in prison.
At approximately 1:57 a.m., on October 31, 2018, Allgood entered a 7-11, located at 632 Main Street in Center Moriches, lunged at the clerk and demanded money from the register. When the attendant did not immediately comply with the demand, the defendant grabbed for the register and a fight ensued. Allgood pulled out a box cutter during this period and began to stab and slice the victim.
Another employee came to the victim’s aid and the defendant began stabbing and biting both employees in an attempt to be released. One of the victims picked up a pizza cutter and used it to cut the defendant’s head until he finally released the box cutter. During the altercation, a silent alarm was pressed notifying the police. The defendant was arrested at the scene and all parties were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Dennis Ryan, of the Major Crime Bureau.