- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Birmingham man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for two armed robberies of pharmacies.

According to a release from United States Attorney Joyce White Vance, 29-year-old Tommy Leon Stewart pleaded guilty in April to robbing a Birmingham pharmacy and a Pinson pharmacy in October 2014. He also pleaded guilty to brandishing a gun during the Pinson robbery.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Stewart to 14 years and 10 months in prison on the robbery counts and to seven years on the gun count.

The judge also ordered Stewart to pay thousands in restitution to both pharmacies.

Stewart entered both pharmacies wearing a fake mustache and beard and demanded money and narcotics at gunpoint. In both robberies, he crawled through the customer drive-through window to escape.

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