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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/18/2011

D.C. man gets 12 years for GameStop robbery in Maryland

A 29-year-old District man has been sentenced to 150 months — more than 12 years — in prison for the armed robbery of an Oxon Hill video game store in 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Terrence Terrell Conner was sentenced Monday in Greenbelt for obstructing commerce by robbery and using a gun during a violent crime.

According to Conner’s plea agreement, Conner and two accomplices entered the GameStop store in the 4900 block of Indian Head Highway on Dec. 23, 2008, posing as customers.

As the store manager transferred money from cash registers to a bag to put in the store’s safe, Conner and one of the accomplices pointed handguns at the manager and demanded the money, authorities said.

After one of the men fired a gun into the floor, the manager handed dropped the bag of money. Conner and his accomplices fled with $7,425.

Police recovered one of Conner's shoes from the scene and his fingerprints from a game system. A security camera in the store also captured pictures of the three men.

On Feb. 24, 2009, police searched Conner’s home in the District and found a loaded gun and a single shoe matching the one that was left behind at the store.

By  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/18/2011

 
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