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RALEIGH | Five men, mostly from the Craven and Pamlico counties, were sentenced recently for a string of robberies of hotels and pawn shops in December 2012.

Marvin Anthony Blango, 20, of Vanceboro, Clifford Earl Horton III, 20, of Bayboro, Antonio Ray Stevens, 24, of New Bern, Demarcus Deon Driggers, 21, of Raleigh and Diquan Antione Bell, 20, of Bayboro, were each sentenced resulting from their earlier guilty pleas to robbery and firearms charges.

The businesses robbed were the Best Western Riverside Inn and Suites and Hampton Inn in New Bern; the Hilton Garden Inn in Raleigh; and the Glenburnie Coin & Pawns in New Bern.

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