San Bernardino County man sentenced for cellphone store robberies

A San Bernardino County man was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison in connection with dozens of smash-and-grab robberies of cellphone stores across Southern California, authorities said.

Tony Tyron Lee Stewart, 22, of Highland was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison and ordered to pay $333,122 in restitution by Judge John Kronstadt, according to the U.S. district attorney’s office. Stewart pleaded guilty earlier to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce in connection with 52 smash-and-grab robberies at AT&T and T-Mobile stores.

Stewart’s co-conspirators, Rayford Newsome, 21, of Compton, and Jerome Gregory Belser, 21, of San Bernardino, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to interfere with commerce, prosecutors said in a news release. Belser was…

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