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Tourist accused of Boston pastry theft avoids jail

Wednesday - 9/19/2012, 9:28am  ET

BOSTON (AP) - An Irish tourist accused of wielding a knife during the theft of two cannolis from an Italian bakery in Boston has avoided jail time.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Robert McTernan admitted Monday in court there were sufficient facts for a jury to find him guilty of larceny for robbing Bova's Bakery in the largely Italian North End neighborhood last Thursday.

Authorities say he stole two cannolis worth about $5 while flashing a large knife.

Prosecutors agreed to reduce an armed robbery charge to larceny and offered nine months' probation. A judge ordered him to return to Ireland, where he must perform 50 hours of community service.

Prosecutors tell the Boston Herald ( http://bit.ly/OcbvBZ) if he abides by the conditions the charge will be dismissed.

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com


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