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Two Tulare County men sentenced for series of armed robberies

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 22:59:52-05

FRESNO, Calif. — Two Tulare County men were sentenced on Monday, February 25 for a series of armed robberies in Tulare and Kern Counties.

25-year-old Javier Beltran was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his conviction for two counts of use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and 25-year-old Ulises Medina was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his conviction for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, according to the Department of Justice.

According to court documents, Beltran and Medina conspired to commit a series of armed robberies through Tulare and Kern Counties between May 2016 and January 2017. In February, Beltran, Medina and their associates traveled to Nebraska where they committed two more robberies and then committed three additional armed robberies when they returned to California.

Beltran and Medina both admitted that they robbed Joe’s Westside in Porterville on January 18, 2017. Beltran also admitted that on July 22, 2017, he and other co-conspirators robbed Woodville Liquor in Woodville.