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City man gets 6 years for aggravated robbery

YOUNGSTOWN — Sean A. Bishop, 41, of East Lucius Avenue, was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to a 2018 aggravated robbery.

Judge Anthony D’Apolito of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court gave Bishop the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

The robbery took place at a home on West Judson Avenue at 10:28 p.m. Dec. 7, 2018.

The victim, 38, said he had gone to his car to remove a bottle of water so it did not freeze, and then was about to re-enter his home, when a man came up from behind him with a gun.

The robber had his hand partially in the doorway. The victim wrestled with the man, resulting in the gun going off two to three times. The robber then entered the home, but the victim was able to disarm the man — and pistol whipped the robber with his own gun. The robber ran away.

Officers were able to retrieve the gun and a gray stocking cap the robber had left behind. Officers submitted items from the robbery to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which determined that DNA from the items came back to Bishop.

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