Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | March 15, 2011
A judge sentenced two gang members to life terms in connection with a string of robberies that targeted the GameStop video game retail chain and led to more than $1-million in losses, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mike Camacho sentenced Thomas Stringer Jr., 24, to 160 years to life in state prison. His co-defendant Jimmy McCallum, 20, received 152 years to life behind bars. The crimes involved a dozen victims who were bound, stunned with a Taser and terrorized at gunpoint, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
Members of Family Swan Bloods gang, both men were charged in September 2009, in connection with robberies at five GameStop stores in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Tarzana and West Covina.
Both men each were convicted Feb. 9 of robbery, with gang and gun enhancements as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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