Man Who Robbed Metro PCS Store Twice Gets 8 Years in Prison

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for robbing a Metro PCS store in Dallas in 2016, and is suspected in several other robberies. Sidney White pleaded guilty in December 2017 to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one firearms charge in relation to a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced Monday. He was sentenced Wednesday to 102 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution. On Aug. 10, 2016, White bought a cell phone from a Metro PCS store in the 3100 block of East Illinois Avenue and filled out a sheet with his name and address, according to case documents. Two hours later, he went back to the east Oak Cliff store wearing the same clothes and told an employee that something was wrong with the phone. He pulled out a pistol, racked it and demanded money. White left the store with about $1,600, officials said. White went back to the same store Aug. 19, pointed a gun at employees and demanded money. He got a total of $176 from two registers, the documents state. White is also suspected in a string of other aggravated robberies in Dallas, Duncanville and at a DART station. Some of the cases are being handled by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.Among the other robberies is another on Aug. 19. White is suspected of holding up a Texaco not far from the Metro PCS and shooting a man from a neighboring business who walked in and reached for his gun when he saw what was happening, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. White was arrested by Duncanville police Aug. 22. He confessed to six aggravated robberies during his arrest interview, the affidavit states. He had been out on bond in connection with two previous aggravated robberies at the time of the Metro PCS robberies.  Continue reading...

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