Man given 5 years in Tucson robberies

2014-07-28T15:30:00Z 2014-07-29T08:05:01Z Man given 5 years in Tucson robberiesPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man charged in a pair of armed robberies was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Scott Rash sentenced Lynn Hester Randall following a plea to two counts of armed robbery.

Randall’s attorney, Elena Kay asked Rash to show leniency despite her client’s extensive criminal history.

Randall, 46, and a female accomplice were seen shoplifting items from a Walmart store at South Houghton and East Golf Links roads in January. When store security approached the air in the parking lot, Randall brandished a knife and swung it at the employees.

At the sentencing, Rash told Randall his options were running short, noting the defendant has 61 misdemeanor arrests and 5 felony arrests.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@tucson.com. On Twitter @pm929.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About this blog

The Star's public safety reporters comb through police reports, and tell you what you've missed.

Police Beat updates

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...