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Carrick man gets up to 60 years in prison for October 2016 robberies

Tom Davidson
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Frederick Pryor

A 33-year-old Carrick man convicted in four robbery cases was sentenced Tuesday to 30 to 60 years in prison by an Allegheny County Judge.

Frederick Pryor told police he suffers from depression, can’t get a job and lacks money so he robs businesses, according to a criminal complaint filed against him.

Pryor is accused of committing 16 robberies between August and October 2016. A jury convicted him of four counts of robbery, three counts of reckless endangerment and three firearms violations.

Judge Anthony Mariani sentenced Pryor to 30 to 60 years in prison plus five years probation on charges connected to Oct. 13, 2016, robberies of businesses on Hillsboro Street, Webster Avenue and Arlington Avenue.

In each instance, police said Pryor entered a business, pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded cash.

When he was taken into custody for questioning after the robberies, police found $239 along with a blue latex glove and a purple latex glove that police said were used in the robberies.

Pryor is awaiting trial on 12 other cases, four of which are set to be heard in October, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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