WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut man authorities say participated in the
armed robbery of several teenagers waiting in line to buy collectible sneakers
has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison.

The Republican-American (http://bit.ly/1THeR10 ) reports that under a plea
deal, 24-year-old Angel Cintron pleaded to first-degree robbery under the Alford
Doctrine in connection with the theft at about 1:30 a.m. last July while the
victims waited outside a Waterbury sporting goods store to buy Air Jordan
“Bourdeaux” sneakers. The deal means he doesn’t agree with all the evidence,
but acknowledges there’s enough to convict.

Authorities say Cintron was one of three people who stole cash, phones and a
laptop from at least six teens. Two of the robbers had guns.

The same trio was suspected of two other robberies.

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