- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 47 years in prison for his part in a string of home-invasion robberies that targeted Tacoma’s Asian community in 2012.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/8XbV8x ) that a Pierce County jury convicted Azariah Ross on 16 counts earlier this year. His charges included robbery, burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

Prosecutors say he was one of four people who committed seven robberies between January and August, 2012.

Each time, two or three armed bandits broke into a home, threatened the people inside and sometimes tied them up before stealing cash, jewelry and valuables.

Detectives say the robbers targeted families of Vietnamese, Filipino and Cambodian descent.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com


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