The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Friday that two former New Jersey residents were sentenced Wednesday by Senior United States District Judge Richard P. Conaboy for their participation in multiple armed robberies of stores and businesses located in Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Carbon counties between December 2011 and February 2012.

According to United States attorney Peter J. Smith, Tysheed Hargrove, 20, also known by the street-name "Sincere," formerly of Newark, N.J., was sentenced to 120 months in prison and ordered to pay $7,986 in restitution to the businesses that he robbed.

In addition to the prison term, the judge ordered that Hargrove be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his prison sentence.

Hargrove previously entered a guilty plea to 11 counts of interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting.

Specifically, Hargrove admitted to robbing the following businesses:

Ÿ Convenient Mart, 51 W. Juniper St., Hazleton, on Dec. 21, 2011;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on Dec. 24, 2011;

Ÿ Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on Jan. 5, 2012;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 800 Alter St., Hazleton, on Jan. 6, 2012;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 800 Alter St., Hazleton, on Jan. 10, 2012;

Ÿ Fegley's Mini-Mart, 30-32 Center St., Tamaqua, on Jan. 20, 2012 ;

Ÿ Fegley's Mini-Mart, 146 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on Jan. 26, 2012;

Ÿ Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on Jan. 29, 2012;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Ave., Hometown, on Feb. 3, 2012;

Ÿ Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville, on Feb. 3, 2012; and

Ÿ Fegley's Mini-Mart/Dunkin Donuts, 30-32 Center St., Tamaqua on Feb. 5, 2012.

In addition, Jose Nunez, 20, also known by the street-name "Skillz," formerly of Newark, N.J., was sentenced to 90 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,936 in restitution.

The judge ordered that Nunez be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his prison sentence.

Nunez previously pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Hargrove in the following seven robberies:

Ÿ Convenient Mart, 51 W. Juniper St., Hazleton, on Dec. 21, 2011;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on Dec. 24, 2011;

Ÿ Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on Jan. 5, 2012;

Ÿ Fegley's Mini-Mart, 146 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on Jan. 26, 2012;

Ÿ Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on Jan. 29, 2012;

Ÿ Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Ave., Hometown on Feb. 3, 2012; and

Ÿ Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville on Feb. 3, 2012

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and numerous local law enforcement agencies, including the Hazleton, Tamaqua, McAdoo, Kidder Township, Rush Township and Nesquehoning police departments; and the Luzerne County, Schuylkill County and Carbon County district attorney offices.