May 23, 2018
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Portland man gets 16 years for robberies

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a series of robberies, including one in which he and his girlfriend drove to the robbery site with their 4-year-old son in the car.

John Libby III pleaded guilty Thursday in Cumberland County Superior Court to five counts of robbery and one charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The 36-year-old Libby had already pleaded guilty to robberies in Westbrook and Portland.

Security video from one store shows Libby wielding a butcher knife.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a judge sentenced Libby to three consecutive eight-year sentences, one of which was suspended. He also got four years of probation.

The judge also sentenced Libby to two consecutive 10-year terms, both suspended.

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