A convicted New York City robber described by prosecutors as a "one-man crime wave" was sentenced on Friday to a prison sentence of 435 years to life.

At his trial earlier this year, Alvin Burnside was found guilty of 15 counts of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, several counts of reckless endangerment and assault and the attempted murder of a police officer who was shot trying to arrest him.Police said Burnside would rob people at gunpoint in Manhattan office buildings, usually taking small amounts of cash.