An Akron man was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted Wednesday by a Summit County jury of robbing a Barberton store.
Jurors found Daniel Bitting, 28, guilty of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and robbery, a second-degree felony.
Bitting and his teenage cousin robbed the Barberton Mini Mart on George Street March 31.
Surveillance video shows the teen pointing a gun at the store’s clerk, while Bitting walked back and forth, acting as a lookout. Bitting’s cousin was sentenced to the Ohio Department of Youth Services. The weapon was a BB gun, according to a news release from the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands sentenced Bitting to six years. He must serve the entire sentence.
Bitting, a four-time convicted felon, was found to be a repeat violent offender. In 2010, Bitting was convicted of robbery and sentenced to three years in prison. He was granted an early judicial release.