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18-year-old sentenced to decade in prison after pleading guilty to 2016 Starbucks robbery

Antwan Malik Thornton/Bibb County Sheriff's Office

MACON, Ga. -- An 18-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to his role in a 2016 armed robbery.

Antwan Malik Thornton will serve a decade in prison and then a decade on probation for the July 13, 2016 armed robbery of the Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Starbucks. He was 17 at the time.

According to a release from the District Attorney's Office, evidence in the trial would have shown that two Starbucks employees were outside on the store's patio after closing time when two men in sunglasses and black bandannas approached them and demanded money at gunpoint.

Three other men are charged in the robbery and their cases are pending.

“Mr. Thornton is not facing a lifetime in prison because he is owning up to what he did," said District Attorney David Cooke in a release. "Any young person who considers doing something like this should also consider that they could be facing a lifetime behind bars.”


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