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A Maryland man was sentenced to 32 months in prison today after being found guilty of robbing a Lawrence convenience store in November.
Daniel C. Cisneros, 35, of Elkton, Md., was sentenced in Douglas County District Court. He was charged last year in connection with two robberies: a Nov. 25 robbery at Zarco 66 convenience, 1500 E. 23rd St., and a Nov. 26 attempted robbery at Kwik Shop, 1611 E. 23rd St. He pleaded no contest to one count of robbery in April as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Police said Cisneros was in Lawrence visiting relatives when the robberies occurred. Witnesses had reported similar behaviors by the suspect in both cases, in which a white man wearing a hat with the West Virginia University logo confronted employees and demanded money. In the Nov. 25 robbery, no weapon was displayed. In the Nov. 26 attempt, the man put his hand under his shirt, giving the impression he had a weapon. Employees in that attempt refused to give the man money, and he fled.