St. Louis teen gets 5 years in prison for 'knockout game' robbery

St. Louis teen gets 5 years in prison for 'knockout game' robbery

Edduar Reyes was sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a 73-year-old man who was knocked unconscious as part of a so-called "knockout game."

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Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 10:26 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a 73-year-old man who was knocked unconscious as part of a so-called "knockout game."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Edduar Reyes was sentenced Friday. He will get credit for the 16 months he has already spent in jail on charges of second-degree robbery and resisting arrest.

Prosecutors said Reyes and three friends approached the victim in September 2011 as the man was placing items in his car. Prosecutors say that one of the young men hit the victim on the head, knocking him unconscious, and that Reyes stole his wallet.

The "knockout game" reportedly involved teens walking up to cyclists, punching them and then steal their money.

Reyes pleaded guilty to his charges in November.

 

 

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