Tucson man gets 28-year prison term for robbing dry cleaners

2013-04-06T00:00:00Z 2013-04-09T07:40:21Z Tucson man gets 28-year prison term for robbing dry cleanersVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Tucson man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery of a midtown dry cleaners and the assault of a customer there.

Juan Valenzuela, 42, was found guilty of one count each of armed robbery, aggravated robbery and assault and two counts of kidnapping.

Valenzuela and his friend, Macho Joe Williams, robbed the Regal $2.25 Cleaners, 3955 E. Speedway, on Aug. 26, 2011.

The pair ordered an employee and customer to the floor at gunpoint before stealing money from the safe and cash register. Williams also stomped on the customer's head.

The men then fled in a car driven by Steven Soto who was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison.

Williams was sentenced to 51 1/2 years in prison in January.

Valenzuela was sentenced by Pima County Superior Court Judge Paul Tang.

Contact reporter Veronica Cruz at vcruz@azstarnet.com or at 573-4224.

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