AKRON: An Akron man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted in the June armed robberies of two city restaurants, authorities said.



John B. Foster, 45, was convicted in late January on two counts of aggravated robbery and a firearm specification.



On June 22, prosecutors said Foster robbed a Church’s Chicken with a gun and fled, taking off items of clothing before jumping into a car.



Foster robbed the East Market Street Taco Bell six days later, this time at knifepoint. He was wearing a lime green shirt and again threw off items of clothes as he ran from the restaurant. Police found him shortly afterward on the porch of a home nearby. He was still wearing the lime green shirt and hiding money in his underwear, prosecutors said.



Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien handled the case.