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Convicted Serial Robber Sentenced in Columbus

Updated: Friday, January 25 2013, 08:02 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- A Columbus man was sentenced to more than 150 years in prison for breaking into homes and committing several robberies in a Southeast Side neighborhood last summer.

Sharvess Phipps was sentenced to 162 years and 11 months behind bars Friday, after being convicted of several counts stemming from a lengthy crime spree, including aggravated burglary and kidnapping.

Carol Dayges was among Phipps's 12 victims. She told ABC 6/FOX 28 that, while Phipps only left her home with an iPad, he also robbed her of her sense of security.

"He needed to go away," Dayges said. "We need to make sure that the rest of his friends know, don't come into our neighborhood."

Prior to his sentencing, Phipps's attorney read aloud an apology from his client that included an explanation for his string of crimes.

"When I was committing the crimes, I wasn't in my right state of mind," the statement read. "I've used various types of drugs since I became homeless."

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Reporter: Jen French
Web Producer: Ken HinesConvicted Serial Robber Sentenced in Columbus


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