- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A California man who went on a 2016 robbery spree of high-end goods in Arizona has been sentenced.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona said Friday that 29-year-old Dwight Phillip Bivens, of Fresno, was sentenced this week to five years and three months.

Bivens had pleaded guilty to two counts of Hobbs Act Robbery.

Authorities say Bivens and three other men hit three stores on the same day in May 2016.

The foursome entered a Tiffany & Co. jewelry store in Tucson and assaulted a security guard before taking a diamond solitaire ring.

They then went to a Nordstrom department store in Scottsdale and stole several designer handbags. After that, they went to a Glendale diamond store and took several watches after pepper-spraying employees.

Bivens pawned the watches in Fresno.

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