Boston Man Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Prison for Robbery of North End Market

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BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for the armed robbery of a grocery store in Boston’s North End.

Dante Mirabella, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 92 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On Nov. 2, 2021, Mirabella pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with commerce by robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Mirabella is prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.

Mirabella robbed Bob’s Grocery Store on May 30, 2019, while brandishing a Hi-Point .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Prior to the robbery of the market, Mirabella committed two armed robberies of a parking lot attendant and a restaurant employee.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin A. Saltzman of Rollins’ Criminal Division prosecuted the case.