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Cape teen pleads no contest in convenience store robberies

By Staff | Feb 12, 2009

A Cape Coral teen accused of robbing several gas station convenience stores last month has pleaded no contest to charges against him, officials with the State Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Brian Robert Covello, 17, pleaded no contest to four counts of robbery Feb. 6, according to State Attorney’s Office spokesperson Samantha Syoen.

Police arrested Covello in January after accusing him of robbing four separate Circle K stores in Cape Coral.

Covello will have a disposition hearing March 10 before Judge Bruce Kyle. After hearing recommendations by the Juvenile Justice Center, State Attorney’s Office and Covello’s defense attorney, Kyle will make a determination regarding Covello’s adjudication, Syoen said.

Covello is represented by Joseph Viacava of the Wilbur Smith Law Firm in Fort Myers.