Cell Phone Bandits Strike



Three men, Renell Samuel Collins, Dexter Powell, and Stephen Wayne Rodgers were all sentenced, for robbing a dozen mobile phone stores in the Downtown Los Angeles area.

The three men were immediately sentenced to state prison, Collins 10 years, and Powell and Rodgers to two years in state prison.

Both Powell and Rodgers pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree robbery, while Collins pleaded no contest to two counts of second-degree robbery and admitted four prior felony convictions.

A BB gun was used to threaten employees during the robberies which took place between July and August 2016 in and around Downtown Los Angeles, the three men charged made off with hundreds of dollars in cash and cell phones.

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