Saturday, January 12, 2008

Los Angeles Man Sentenced For Stealing Yorkies At Gunpoint!

A man who stole purebred Yorkshire terrier puppies at gunpoint
was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison.

Troy Cabral sobbed as he was sentenced in Superior Court.
He pleaded guilty in November to robbery with use of a
gun and assault with a firearm in the Feb. 23 holdup.
Cabral's attorney, James P. Cooper III, said the sentence
"was appropriate considering the allegation of gun use."

Prosecutors said Cabral, 24, and Ryan Betton, 19,
went to the Wilshire-area home of a family that had
advertised the puppies for sale at $2,500 each.
They said they wanted to see the puppies, then returned
later and rushed inside when the door was opened.

They ordered the residents to the floor at gunpoint
and stuffed three puppies and an adult dog into garbage bags before fleeing.

Cabral and Betton turned themselves in after
surveillance camera footage of the theft aired on
television. The dogs were later recovered.

Betton was sentenced to two years in prison in
December after pleading guilty to robbery.

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