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Published July 26, 2013, 08:56 AM

Man sentenced for Bismarck-Mandan robberies

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his role in three Bismarck-Mandan business robberies, three other planned robberies and a burglary.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for his role in three Bismarck-Mandan business robberies, three other planned robberies and a burglary.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Shane Wentz earlier had pleaded guilty to numerous felony robbery and conspiracy counts in Burleigh and Morton counties. He blamed addiction problems for his actions.

Police say the robbery targets early this year ranged from a bar to a hotel to a convenience store, and a laundry was burglarized. A co-defendant in the Bismarck cases earlier was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison. A co-defendant in the robbery of a Mandan bar is to be sentenced Aug. 5.

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