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Sentencing for Repeat Offender in Burglary Case

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

October 10, 2017



Sentencing for Repeat Offender in Burglary Case 





ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that YAQIN ABDULLAH, 42, of Syracuse, NY, was sentenced to a total of 28 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision, before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court this morning. In 2011, ABDULLAH was previously convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree in Syracuse, NY and was sentenced today as a second time felony offender.

On July 27, 2017, ABDULLAH was found guilty after a bench trial of (2) Counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony.

On July 30, 2015, at approximately 4 A.M., on First Street, in the City of Albany, ABDULLAH unlawfully entered a residence. Once inside, ABDULLAH took numerous personal items from the victim, and pushed her onto the bed, fleeing through the front window.

In another incident on August 6, 2015, at approximately 1 A.M., on Columbia Street, in the City of Albany, ABDULLAH unlawfully entered a residence and stole the victim’s cellphone, before fleeing the scene. Both incidents were investigated by the Albany Police Department, who took ABDULLAH into custody.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Schrantz of the Special Victims Unit prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact the Albany County District Attorney’s Office at [email protected]