Woman convicted of Fairhaven armed robbery sentenced to state prison

Photo coutesy of Fairhaven Police Department

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WPRI) — A woman arrested and charged with armed robbery has been sentenced to state prison.

According to police, Devyn Stone was sentenced on June 1 to serve three to five years after she pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery. Stone was charged with robbing the Fairhaven Comcast Store on November 9, 2011, with a handgun. Police said the store has since closed.

During the robbery, it was reported to police that someone, believed to be a man, entered the building and robbed the front office after brandishing a handgun.

Police said the suspect jumped over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register draws – before fleeing from the store.

According to police, the suspect was originally described as a thin white male who was said to be wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt that covered most of his face. He was also wearing female makeup or face paint to cover up his facial features, according to the original report.

A short time later, police were called to a nearby Walgreens Pharmacy for a report of a suspicious male who matched the description of the robbery suspect. According to police, the suspect was reportedly wearing different clothing than what was first reported in the robbery.

While searching the area near the Walgreens, police said they discovered some discarded clothing that appeared to have been dumped by the suspect. Police said DNA evidence was recovered from the clothing and was sent to a crime lab for analysis.

The DNA from the clothing was matched to a female, identified as Devyn Stone, according to police.

Stone, of New Bedford, was taken into custody in December.

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