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AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Judge Tammy O'Brien sentenced John Foster, 45, of Akron, to 15 years in prison late Thursday.

On June 22, Foster robbed a Church's Chicken with a gun. A corrections officer saw Foster running from the restaurant, taking off articles of clothing as he ran, and get into a car.

The officer followed the car as he called police dispatch.

Six days later, Foster robbed an East Market Street Taco Bell at knifepoint, wearing a lime green shirt. He again threw off articles of clothing as he ran from the restaurant.

Police found him a short time later on the porch of a home. He was still wearing the lime green shirt and was hiding money in his underwear.

Judge O'Brien found Foster guilty of two counts of Aggravated Robbery, felonies of the first degree, and a firearm specification on January 28 following a bench trial.

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