Cops: Serial armed robber pleads guilty

05/16/2014 4:08 PM |
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Paul Tromblee

The 35-year-old Manorville man accused of robbing nine locations in Suffolk County, including one in Calverton and one in Mattituck, plead guilty to first-degree armed robbery Friday, according to court documents.

Paul Tromblee pleaded guilty in county criminal court to one count of first-degree armed robbery as part of a plea deal, according to court documents.

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Mr. Tromblee was charged with nine counts of first-degree armed robbery and one count of third-degree robbery, police said.

He is being held on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond by Suffolk County Court Judge John Iliou, and is due back in court July 15 for sentencing, according to online documents.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, Mr. Tromblee committed the robberies to support a heroin addiction.

Mr. Tromblee’s attorney, Steve Politi, said during an arraignment in November that his client has no criminal convictions.

“He’s a dad,” Mr. Politi said. “He has an 8-year-old boy and he’s very loved by his family.”