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DC man gets 9 years in Md. armed robberies
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GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- A twenty-eight-year-old D.C. man was sentenced to nine years in prison for two armed robberies in Prince George's County, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland announced Tuesday.

Gregory Evans, 28, of D.C. was sentenced to nine years, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, officials said. Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced the man.

Evansand and a co-conspirator robbed a store located in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue in Capitol Heights, Md. on January 22,2014, officials said. Evans and his co-conspirator held an employee at gunpoint and made the victim open the cash register. Evans took money from the register, while his co-conspirator held the gun to another employee's head and stole $785 from the victim's pockets, according to officials.

On the same day, Evans and two co-conspirators robbed a liquor store in the 3300 block of Walters Lane in District Heights, Md.

Evans pointed a gun at the employees and told them to lie on the ground. One co-conspirator guarded the door, while the other grabbed cash from the cash register, officials said. Money was stolen from an additional cash register. Evans and the co-conspirators fled the store.

One of the co-conspirators, Donnell Calloway, 28, of D.C. is charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. He is currently in federal custody on charges filed in the District, officials said.


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