Brothers Devance and Terrell Broyles stole approximately $1,200
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two Roosevelt brothers, who are both members of the Bloods gang, have been sentenced for their roles in an armed robbery of a Uniondale supermarket in July 2014.
Devance Broyles, 28, and his brother, Terrell Broyles, 26, pleaded guilty to Robbery in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony), Criminal Use of a Firearm in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony) and Robbery in the 2nd Degree (a C violent felony) on March 15 before Court of Claims Judge Philip Grella.
Devance Broyles was sentenced today to 12 years in prison with five years of post-release supervision, while Terrell Broyles was sentenced on May 3 to 10 years in prison with five years of post-release supervision. Both defendants were sentenced by Judge Grella.
“The defendants terrorized a shop owner by sticking a gun in her back and then pistol-whipping her,” DA Singas said. “Thanks to great police work and to our prosecutors these dangerous gang members will now be off the street for many years to come.”
DA Singas said that on July 25, 2014, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the defendants entered a Uniondale supermarket. Devance Broyles approached the counter with a bag of bread. Then, armed with a gun, he pushed the weapon against the storeowner’s back and forced the owner behind the counter and demanded money from the register. When the owner didn’t open the register, Devance hit the woman in the head with a gun. Terrell Broyles then took a pouch of money that was next to the counter which contained approximately $1,200 cash and fled the scene. The defendants were wearing sunglasses and what appeared to be shower caps during the robbery, which was caught on video.
Fingerprints on the bag of bread led Nassau County Police Department members to Devance Broyles, who was arrested in Roosevelt on November 9, 2014. Terrell Broyles was arrested at a relative’s apartment on April 9, 2015, also by members of the NCPD.
Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lewisohn of DA Singas’ Special Operations, Narcotics and Gangs Bureau is prosecuting the case. Devance Broyles is represented by Chris Devane, Esq. and Terrell Broyles is represented by Brian Carmody, Esq..