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Judge Sentences ‘Bump-And-Run Bandit’ To 32 Years In Jail

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Ronald Davis (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff)

Ronald Davis (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff)

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A criminal police gave the nickname “Bump-And-Run Bandit” was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Thursday.

A Jefferson County judge gave the sentence to Ronald Davis, 44, as part of a plea bargain. Davis pled guilty to aggravated robbery and one violent crime count and will also be on probation for five years as part of the deal.

Prosecutors say Davis used his vehicle to bump the rear of female victims’ cars. Once the victims got out to view the damage, the suspect would push the victim out of the way and reach into their cars and takes their purses and then drive away.

He was arrested in New York last year and is facing similar counts in Denver and Arapahoe County.

Officials described one of the crimes in the following way:

In April 2011, a woman coming out of a department store in South Jeffco saw Davis as she walked to her car. He had casually spoken to her and she thought no more of the encounter. Minutes later, as she was driving home, she noticed that the car he was driving was right behind her. When she stopped at a stop sign, he hit the back of her car. She got out and went to check for damage. Davis rushed her, pushing her out of his way. He reached inside her car and grabbed her purse then ran back to his car and drove away.

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