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Man pleads guilty to Brooklyn Park liquor store robberies

Man pleads guilty to Brooklyn Park liquor store robberies

A Baltimore man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to robbing a Brooklyn Park liquor store twice last year. Phillip Thomas McGowans, 27, of the Brooklyn area in Baltimore, will be sentenced to between 10 and 13 years in prison on Oct. 28, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to his plea agreement, McGowans entered Village Liquors on Church Street on July 25, 2014, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money. He fled with $800. On Aug. 11, McGowan entered Village Liquors again, pointed a handgun at employees and demanded money. He fled with $1,149, a bottle of vodka and cigarettes, according to his plea. Prosecutors said McGowans also robbed the New York...

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