OSWEGO, NY – On March 7, Calyx A. Estep, 19, was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison and 5 years post-release supervision in Oswego County Court upon his conviction for Robbery in the Second Degree.
In January, Estep pleaded guilty and admitted that that he forcibly stole money from the Fulton Savings Bank in Constantia on November 28, 2016 by displaying a BB gun that appeared to be a real pistol.
The defendant was 18 years old at the time of the offense.
The bank robbery was investigated by the New York State Police, who arrested Estep the day after the offense.
According to the bank manager, Estep stole approximately $56,000 during the robbery.
A significant portion of the stolen money was recovered by police.
The Hon. Donald E. Todd, Oswego County Court, presided over the case.
Estep was represented by Attorney Joseph Pagano of Oswego.
District Attorney Gregory Oakes commended the New York State Police for making such a quick arrest.
Oakes also thanked the members of the public who provided information that helped police identify Estep.
Oakes said, “I’m grateful to everyone who assisted the NYSP so that they could locate and apprehend him.”
The District Attorney noted that Estep pleaded “as charged” to the Robbery 2nd charge because his office did not offer any plea reduction in this case.
“Although this defendant used a fake pistol, the fear the he created was very real,” Oakes said. “He created a dangerous situation and he fully deserves the sentence he received.”