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Gunman gets 14 years in prison in Vegas armored car heist

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 3:45 PM


A gunman accused of wearing a disguise to rob an armoured vehicle guard outside a Las Vegas casino has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $36,320.

United States Attorney Daniel Bogden says 31-year-old Arquarius Robertson also was sentenced Tuesday to five years' supervised release after prison for his role in the December 2009 heist outside the Palace Station hotel-casino.

Robertson pleaded guilty in March to a weapon charge and to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.

Two co-defendants, William Morrow and Cortaz Robertson, also pleaded guilty and are scheduled for sentencing in July.

Prosecutors say Robertson wore a wig, makeup, a fake belly, gloves, and sunglasses and fired a warning shot as he got into a getaway vehicle after the robbery.