Thief Sentenced to Prison in Pepper Spray Robberies

A string of store robberies with a knife and pepper spray will send a Cedar Falls, Iowa, man to prison for up to 50 years. Because of mandatory minimums, Carlos Roig Gonzalez, 34, will have to serve at least 35 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole.

Prosecutors had asked 60 years, noting Roig, armed with a knife, didn’t have to deploy the pepper spray or hold knives to employees’ throats, but he did when he robbed Kay Jewelers and Dollar Tree in Cedar Falls and Sally Beauty Supply in Waterloo… The Courier

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