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3 armed robberies equal 15-year prison sentence

(AP) A Baltimore man has been sentenced to about 15 years in prison in the armed robberies of three Baltimore businesses that netted more than $15,000. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Lydell Pittman was sentenced Tuesday after he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Prosecutors say Pittman and another man pointed a gun at a clerk’s face and demanded money at a cellphone store on Oct. 27, 2012. The same day, prosecutors say they robbed an employee at a dry cleaning store after pointing a gun at that person. Both robberies netted about $1,200. About two weeks after that, prosecutors say Pittman and the other man robbed a check-cashing store of $14,000 after pointing a gun at an employee and telling him to get down or die.

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