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Tampa residents get prison for robbery spree

TAMPA — Several Tampa residents received lengthy prison sentences this week for their parts in a 2010 spree of holdups and robberies.

Antonio Cortez Harris Jr., 22, Rykeith Andre Levatte, 25, and Alden Bernard Lewis, 28, were each sentenced to 32 years in prison on Thursday and a fourth defendant, Antoine Markeist Harris, 21, was sentenced to more than 19 years by a U.S. District Court judge.

They all had pleaded guilty in November to the May 25, 2010 robberies of a 7-Eleven in Pinellas Park and, the next day, a 7-Eleven in Gibsonton.

A judge also sentenced Daisy Louise Thomas, 32, to 17 years in prison for the May 11, 2010 robbery of the All About You Hair Salon in New Port Richey. Thomas was convicted at trial in November.

All five defendants also were sentenced to five years supervised release upon completion of their prison terms.

The defendants also were linked to robberies at King's Grocery in Tampa on May 24, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Tampa on May 26, 2010; a Hess gas station in New Port Richey on May 26, 2010; a 7-Eleven in New Port Richey on May 26, 2010; a 7-Eleven in Lakeland on May 28, 2010; and a Mobil gas station in Land O'Lakes on June 3, 2010. They also are tied to the attempted robbery of a Circle K in Tampa on May 28, 2010.

Tampa residents get prison for robbery spree 03/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 3, 2012 1:09pm]
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