A 19-year-old Ottawa man was sentenced Monday to two year's probation for his role in a January robbery in Lawrence.
Colby Blaine Simon pleaded no contest in November to one count each of attempted robbery and theft stemming from a Jan. 10 robbery at an apartment in the 1700 block of West 19th Street.
Four victims in the case testified at a preliminary hearing that Simon and three other men they did not know came to their apartment early on Jan. 10 and stole several items, including marijuana, from them. One of the alleged victims said at least two of the suspects hit and kicked him as they ordered him to open a safe and give them marijuana.
Two other suspects in the case have been convicted and sentenced,
On Dec. 2, a fourth suspect, 20-year-old Ottawa man Dustin Jamal Burnett, was arrested and charged with several counts of kidnapping and robbery.