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A Buffalo man who had a 2009 robbery conviction was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for robbing two people in April with a loaded .32-caliber revolver, then throwing the gun from his car a month later as he fled police when they tried to pull over his vehicle in a traffic stop.

Anthony Pena, 21, of Lansdale Place, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree robbery, admitting that he held up the victims April 8 at Florida Street and Spillman Place in Buffalo, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III. He also pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the police chase May 15 through city streets.

State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski imposed the sentence. Pena had faced a maximum of 30 years in prison as a second felony offender.

Assistant District Attorney Paul C. Parisi prosecuted the case.