March 27, 2013
LIMA — A teenager was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for robbing three people in 2012.
Terrence Andrews Jr., 17, was sentenced as an adult on three counts of robbery. He was given credit for nearly a year he sat in jail and was ordered to pay restitution to the victims.
Andrews said he was sorry for robbing the people. None of the victims attended the hearing.
Andrews has a serious juvenile record, including crimes for felonious assault and a weapons charge.
He was 16 at the time of the robberies. Two other teens were charged, but they were not tried as adults.
The robberies occurred April 3 and involved three separate incidents and three different victims. The first was at the intersection of Metcalf and Market streets at 11:30 p.m., a prosecutor said.
Minutes after the initial robbery, the three teens robbed another person in the area. They continued walking away from the area and robbed another person near Metcalf Street and Faurot Avenue, a prosecutor said.
The teens did not use a weapon in the robberies, a prosecutor said.