Twin brothers arrested for armed robbery in Hastings

HASTINGS, NY – An armed robbery was attempted on 12/29/12 at about 7:30 p.m. at the Mirabito Gas Station on US 11 in the town of Hastings.

The lone cashier was approached by a masked man armed with what appeared to be a black handgun, who demanded money, according to State Police.

Damian J. Bonanni
Damian J. Bonanni

The suspect eventually left the store without any proceeds.

The subsequent investigation by NYSP Hastings and NYSP Fulton members led to the arrests of 27-year-old twin brothers, Damian J. Bonanni and John X. Bonanni.

John was determined to have been the suspect inside the store and was charged with Attemped Robbery 1st degree (C Felony).

Damian was charged with Conspiracy 4th degree (E Felony) as it was determined that he provided transportation to and from the scene for his brother.

John X. Bonanni
John X. Bonanni

The weapon used was determined to have been a BB gun replica of a semi-automatic pistol, troopers said.

Both brothers were arraigned in the Town of Parish Court and remanded to the Oswego County Jail on $2,500 cash / $5,000 bond.

Both subjects are scheduled to appear in the Town of Hastings Court on January 2.

Assistance was provided by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.