The former Dartmouth man who committed five armed robberies across New Bedford last May has been sentenced to serve four-to-10 years in state prison, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

Thirty-three-year-old Rashaun Burgess pleaded guilty last Friday to three counts of armed robbery, two counts of armed assault to rob and one count of larceny over $250. He was sentenced Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court.

The robberies took place in New Bedford from May 11 to May 30 last year at the One Stop Gas and Variety on Kempton Street; the Brock Avenue Variety; A L Prime Energy on Rockdale Avenue; the Cumberland Farms on Ashley Boulevard; and the Cumberland Farms on Acushnet Avenue.

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