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D.C. teens sentenced for robbery

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Two D.C. teens were sentenced Friday for their part in a December armed robbery near a Northeast Metro station, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said.

D'Angelo Harrison was sentenced to four years in prison and Devanta Francis received a three-year term. Both will be placed on five years of supervised release upon completion of their prison terms.

The two youths, both 16, were charged as adults in the robbery and admitted to taking part in five other robberies near the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metrorail station during November and December.

Authorities said the guilty plea stemmed from a Dec. 7 robbery in which the pair followed a youth as he walked from the station onto nearby 12th Street NE after attending a high school basketball game. Harrison asked him if he wanted to fight. The victim said that he did not want any trouble.

Francis pulled a handgun. The victim handed over his coat, sweater, Metrorail pass, and cell phone. Francis then told the victim, "Go in the house and call the police." Officers stopped Harrison and Francis nearby, and the victim identified both of them.

Harrison admitted to committing three other robberies near the Metro station, and Francis admitted to committing two.

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