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Grucza Sentenced for Weapons Charge



Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bernard Grucza, the man convicted of killing Toys R Us manager Larry Wells, will serve an 18 month federal sentence for an unrelated weapons violation.

Prosecutors say Grucza lied to Big Daddy Guns in order to obtain a Ruger .380 caliber pistol. Between July 13, 2013 and October 16, 2013, the defendant possessed the pistol despite being the subject of a restraining order issued by Elma Town Court. In addition, Grucza made false statements to Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he had destroyed the pistol and thrown out the parts when in fact he had not.       
 
The defendant stole over $200,000 worth of merchandise and cash from Toys R Us and sold the merchandise on eBay. 

He is serving 25 years for manslaughter in the Wells case. The federal sentence will be served concurrently

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