A 26-year-old man was sentenced April 5 to six years in state prison for robbing fruit vendors over a span of five months, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced this week.
At the April 5 court appearance, Miguel Rodriguez of Downey pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree robbery in case NA105870.
The defendant also admitted that he was previously convicted of second-degree robbery in 2007.
A restitution hearing is scheduled for July 5 in Department S01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch.
Deputy District Attorney Simone Shay, who prosecuted the case, said Rodriguez robbed three separate fruit vendors on: Sept. 11, 2016; Jan. 17, 2017; and Feb. 2, 2017, in the 6900 block of Paramount Boulevard in Long Beach.
On Feb. 14, Rodriguez was arrested in connection with the muggings.
The case was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.
Source: LA District Attorney’s office