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Six years in state prison for participation in violent robbery

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ALBANY, N.Y. – An Albany man will receive six years in state prison when he is sentenced in February, for his participation in a violent Albany robbery.

On October 7th, 2012, Clinton Avent, 20, was arrested for stealing a woman's purse after contacting her through a stolen cell phone.

Avent, of 201 Kent Street in Albany, used the stolen cell phone in order to have the robbery victim meet him on Lincoln Avenue, according to the Albany Police Department.

Police say that Avent texted the victim, who was in the phone's contacts, and arranged the meeting, pretending to be the owner of the phone.

The woman arrived on Lincoln Avenue, believing she was to meet with the owner of the phone, at which time, Avent and another suspect stole the victim's purse, while displaying what appeared to be a black colored handgun, according to police.

The female victim was also struck in the head by the handgun during the incident.

Avent was arrested in April of 2012 for a separate incident, after attempting to stab a man in Albany, at the intersection of Kent Street and North Main Avenue.

Avent pleaded guilty to one count of robbery on Thursday morning in Albany County Court and will receive six years in state prison followed by five years of post-release supervision when sentenced on February 21st.

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