Court upholds robbery conviction

ALBANY – The state Supreme Court, Appellate Division on Thursday upheld the March 26, 2012 Montgomery County Court robbery conviction of an Amsterdam man who was sentenced to 13 years in state prison.

The appellate decision affirmed the conviction of Nelson Colon, 31, of 263 Division St. He was convicted of second-degree robbery and second-degree menacing in a case handled by Montgomery County Judge Felix Catena.

Colon was arrested in June 2011 after a robbery at King’s Food and Fuel on the corner of Guy Park Avenue and Wall Street. The appellate decision stated Colon was guilty of menacing because he “intentionally” placed his victims in fear of their lives by displaying a firearm, although the weapon was never recovered. Appellate judges also agreed Colon “forcibly” stole property with the gun, constituting robbery.