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Armed robber sentenced to 20 years in state prison

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A 54-year-old Madera man convicted of armed robbery was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years and eight months in state prison, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said.

Gregory Garcia had a previous felony record when he walked into a convenience store Aug. 23 and pointed a gun at the store clerk. When the clerk wasn’t quick enough to respond to Garcia’s demand for money, he pointed the gun at her 7-month-old daughter and threatened to shoot her.

The clerk handed Garcia cash and he ran from the store, but was arrested the following day by the Madera County Sheriff’s Department.

Garcia has been committed to California State Prison on five separate occasions for previous crimes...


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