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.

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