“Dare Me Bandit” to be sentenced Wednesday

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – One of two men charged in connection with the “Dare
Me Bandit” series of convenience store and fast-food restaurant robberies is
scheduled to be sentenced at the downtown courthouse Wednesday.

Alex Sanchez, 24, faces up to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty
to 13 robbery charges and one count of attempted robbery.

Sanchez' accomplice, 25-year-old Luis Cruz, pleaded guilty Tuesday to
robbery, burglary and assault charges and will be sentenced Nov. 22.

The “Dare Me Bandit” robbery series targeted a dozen businesses in San
Diego and at least five others elsewhere in the county between July 22-Sept.
24, 2012, according to San Diego police. All robberies were carried out at

The “Dare Me Bandit” moniker stemmed from the way the robber walked
into businesses with a firearm already out, making his intention clear. In at
least one case, he fired into a wall just to prove the weapon was real, police

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