A Delano man pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 27 to the April robbery of a McDonald’s in Buffalo.
Matthew Dillon Sisneros, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of
interference with commerce and one count of possession of a firearm in
furtherance of a crime of violence, according to the United States Attorney’s
In his plea agreement, Sisneros reportedly admitted on April
24, 2013, “he took $3,466 from the restaurant and, with a firearm,
threatened violence against the employees. Upon entering the restaurant,
Sisneros admittedly pointed a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun at employees and
demanded money. After receiving the money, he ran to a waiting vehicle and left
the area,” according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
The Buffalo Police Department posted on its Facebook page
about 24 hours after the April robbery, stating: “To all of you who helped and
provided information concerning the recent robbery in Buffalo, we would like to
say ‘thank you.’ The person responsible has been arrested. More information to
come... Chief Mitch Weinzetl”
were filed against Sisneros in June 2013.
Sisneros could face a potential maximum 20 year sentence for
the robbery and 10 year for
“possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence,”
according to the United States Attorney’s Office. There will be a future hearing
to determine sentencing.
The Buffalo Police
Department, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
investigated the case.