Hutchinson man draws 19-year sentence for three armed robberies

A Hutchinson man has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison for three armed robberies committed in December 2010, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday.

Michael L. Currie, 33, has been sentenced to 234 months. He pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm during a robbery.

Over a span of 18 days in Hutchinson, he robbed a convenience store and a liquor store and attempted to rob another convenience store. In the first robbery, he used a .22 caliber rifle to threaten the clerk before leaving the store with money. At the liquor store, he was armed with a pellet rifle and fled with money. At the second convenience store, he threatened the clerk with a pellet pistol and demanded money. But after a struggle with the clerk, he left without any money.