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Man sentenced to 15 years for assaulting, robbing the elderly

Posted at 2:41 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 14:41:57-05

A 19-year-old South Euclid man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for robbing and assaulting the elderly.

According to Lyndhurst police, Pierson H. Reynolds Jr. pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, burglary and robbery.

Reynolds first came to the attention of authorities in September 2016 after a resident spotted him acting suspiciously near the home of an elderly man he claimed to be cutting grass for.

The witness recorded his license plate number and passed it on to police. Reynolds was taken into custody later that day.

Authorities say Reynolds was sought across various cities in connection with robberies and assaults against older folks he followed home from stores or banks and then robbed.

He was sentenced on March 1.