Man pleads guilty to robbing Kwik Fill in Auburn

A 22-year-old man will likely spend several years in prison for robbing a gas station in Auburn last year.

Weston Rhodes pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of second-degree robbery, a class C violent felony.

During his plea, Rhodes told Cayuga County Court Judge Mark Fandrich he was visiting from Florida when he robbed a Kwik Fill in Auburn last fall.

On Sept. 16, 2016, at around 3 a.m., Rhodes said he entered the convenience store at 302 Genesee St. with a BB gun and demanded money. The clerk — who believed the defendant had a handgun — gave Rhodes around $175 in cash, and Rhodes fled the scene.

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