South Bend man sentenced to over 10 years for armed robbery

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A South Bend man was sentenced to over 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Andre Pittman, 35, was sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

In June 2021, Pittman robbed a liquor store in South Bend at gunpoint, according to case documents.

After brandishing the handgun at the store's clerk, Pittman left with cash from the register, reports said.

He was later caught and admitted to committing multiple robberies, including the armed robbery at the liquor store, according to reports.

Pittman has a prior federal conviction for the armed robberies of other stores.

He was out of federal prison for about one-and-a-half months before committing another robbery, case documents said.

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