Armed Robber Sentenced to Nine Years for 2018 Department Store Heist

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A 23-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison in connection with the armed robbery of a Union Gap, Washington, store last year. Jaime Larios Miranda, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment for the April 24, 2018 incident.

During the incident, police say Miranda attempted to steal about $100 worth of clothes from Macy’s by hiding them under his own. Three loss prevention officers prevented him from leaving and took him to a back office, court documents said. When employees asked Miranda if he had any weapons on him, witnesses told police he pulled a gun from his waistband, pointed it at the employees and told them to back away.

Miranda reportedly attempted to take a female employee with him at gunpoint, but was unsuccessful. He left through a door leading to the store parking lot, where a woman was waiting with the getaway car, court documents said. Police say the car had been stolen out of Kennewick several days prior to the robbery. Miranda was also arrested two weeks prior to the incident for… YakTriNew

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