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Charlotte man, guilty in 2011 Arboretum robbery, sentenced to minimum of nearly 5 years in prison

A 24-year-old Charlotte man has been sentenced to at least four years and 11 months in prison for robbing a woman at an ATM at Charlotte’s Arboretum Shopping Plaza in 2011.

Darian Price’s case had been called for trial this week, but Price pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon before the trial began, prosecutors said.

Superior Court Judge Robert Bell sentenced Price to 59-80 months in prison.

The judge also ordered Price to pay $160 in restitution to the victim.

The victim was at an ATM at the Arboretum around 9 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2011, when Price approached the driver’s-side window and pointed a gun at her, according to the Mecklenburg District Attorney’s Office. Price took about $20 in cash, as well as the victim’s cellphone, before fleeing the scene, prosecutors said.

Price was identified as a suspect after someone called Crime Stoppers to report that he or she recognized Price in surveillance photos shown during a local news report about the robbery.

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