- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence man has been sentenced to prison under a plea agreement for his role in a series of armed robberies.

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says 20-year-old Sixto Javier pleaded guilty to robbery and firearm charges on Wednesday. A Superior Court judge sentenced Javier to 17 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.

Prosecutors say Javier and two co-defendants conspired to rob pedestrians in Providence and Cranston on August 24, 2015. One man drove a vehicle while Javier and another man jumped out and robbed people at gunpoint. Two victims were pistol-whipped and suffered injuries.

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