Crime

Two men sentenced in ’08 post office robbery

Two men have been sentenced to serve time in federal prison in connection with the December 2008 robbery of the post office located at 1040 Pio Nono Ave. in Macon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Vernon Anthony Reid, aka “Tigger,” and Darius Jerome Flowers were sentenced Friday in federal court.

Reid was sentenced to serve 15 years without the possibility of parole followed by five years on supervised release, according to a news release.

Flowers was sentenced to serve 18 months without the possibility of parole followed by three years on supervised release, according to the release.

On Dec. 5, 2008, Reid and another person entered the U.S. Post Office armed with a shotgun and demanded money from employees. The other person carried a pistol. The two men took about $6,000, according to the release.

Flowers participated by entering the post office and giving Reid information about who was inside.

Flowers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery of money belonging to the United States on Aug. 12.

Reid pleaded guilty to robbery of money belonging to the United States on Sept. 3, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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