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 Charlottes Arboretum Shopping Plaza in 2011.
Darian Prices 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 drivers-side window and pointed a gun at her, according to the Mecklenburg District Attorneys Office. Price took about $20 in cash, as well as the victims 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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