Man gets 10 years in prison for armed robbery of Mableton gas station
Cobb County District Attorney Flynn Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady, Jr. announced that Daniel Ramundo will spend the next 10 years in prison for participating in an armed robbery on Aug. 18, 2021, at the Citgo gas station located at 268 Veterans Memorial Highway, near Lindley Middle School.
Ramundo, 33, pleaded guilty to both armed robbery and aggravated assault. He was sentenced by Cobb Superior Court Judge Vic Reynolds to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
According to his arrest warrant, Ramundo was involved in the robbery of the Mableton gas station. He was accused of creating a distraction and then using his foot to hold the door of the Citgo open to prevent a magnetic lock from activating.
Officials say that a man entered the store and once inside knocked over merchandise. He proceeded to lie on the floor to suggest to the attendant that he was injured. Upon investigation, police determined that it was Ramundo who knocked over the merchandise and pretended to be injured.
Following Ramundo’s distraction, two men entered the Citgo station. One was armed with a handgun and proceeded to hold the cashier at gunpoint, while the other went to the cash register. In addition, the armed gunman attempted to hit the cashier with the weapon, but it went off instead. According to the arrest warrant, the cashier was shot in the shoulder.
Upon being arrested later on an unrelated incident, a search warrant for Ramundo’s cell phone revealed it was pinging the location of the Citgo gas station.
Upon review of the surveillance video, authorities learned that it was Ramundo on the video carrying a blue shirt similar to the one that covered his face during the robbery. The video also implicated Ramundo as the man who created the distraction in the store.