GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison stemming from two armed robberies in Prince George’s County.

Twenty-eight-year-old Gregory Evans of D.C. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime.

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He was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt.

Prosecutors say Evans robbed a store in Capital Heights on Jan. 22 with other suspects, forcing an employee to open the cash register at gunpoint and stealing hundreds of dollars.

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An hour later, Evans and two other suspects robbed a District Heights liquor store.

Prosecutors say in the second robbery, Evans pointed a gun at employees and ordered them to lie on the ground.

Evans’ attorney didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment Thursday.

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