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Sentencing postponed for man in "Dare Me Bandit" robberies

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sentencing was postponed Monday to Aug. 12 for one of two men charged in connection with the "Dare Me Bandit" series of convenience store and fast-food restaurant robberies.

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

An Aug. 27 trial is set for Sanchez' alleged accomplice, 25-year-old Luis A. Cruz, also known as Luis Cruz Magana.

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, 2012, and Sept. 24, according to San Diego police. All robberies were carried out at gunpoint.

The 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 said.

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