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Man gets 42-year prison term for Phoenix heists

Man gets 42-year prison term for Phoenix heists

CREATED May 11, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for a string of bank and armored car robberies in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
   
Maricopa County prosecutors say 52-year-old Stephen Bernard Young was sentenced Friday to two consecutive 21-year terms in each of the three cases brought against him. The three sentences will run concurrently.
   
Young previously pleaded guilty to eight counts of armed robbery.
   
Authorities say Young robbed armored cars in Phoenix in April 2009 and June 2009 and in September 2010 in Glendale.
   
He also was accused of robbing three Bank of America branches at gunpoint between May 2009 and August 2010.
   
Authorities say Young stole nearly $230,000 in the robberies.
   
One of heists was captured on surveillance cameras. Young was found to a Phoenix hotel and arrested.

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