One man is sentenced to spend the next 30 years in prison for robbing two Baltimore convenience stores at gunpoint.
Dameon Shaw was found guilty of the two crimes last week.
According to state prosecutors, Shaw entered a grocery store on East Monument Street on Oct. 2, 2011 and drew a handgun demanding money from the cash register. He took $1,700 from one of two employees then ran away.
Less than two weeks later, on Oct. 11, 2011, Shaw walked into a convenience store on Harford Road and pointed a gun at two people behind the counter and demanded cigarettes and money from the register.
A Baltimore City Circuit jury convicted Shaw on Nov. 20 of first degree assault, robbery with deadly weapon and two counts of handgun use in a crime of violence.
For the second robbery, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Alfred Nance found Shaw guilty on Nov. 22 of first-degree assault, robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of handgun use in a crime of violence.
"I commend the police and my prosecutor for their exceptional work on this case and for their success in getting a dangerous individual off of our streets for a considerable period of incarceration," State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said in a statement.