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Man who targeted T-Mobile stores convicted on federal robbery charges

A Fort Worth federal jury found a Fort Worth man guilty Wednesday on five robbery and gun charges.
A Fort Worth federal jury found a Fort Worth man guilty Wednesday on five robbery and gun charges. Star-Telegram archives

A Fort Worth man who federal agents noted targeted North Texas T-Mobile stores was found guilty Wednesday of robbing them with a handgun.

Nathaniel R. Bowens, 34, faces a maximum of life in a federal prison on five robbery and gun charges.

Jurors found Bowens guilty on one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, two robbery charges and two counts of using a handgun to commit a crime of violence.

The robbery charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, while the two gun charges carry a maximum of life in prison.

Bowens is scheduled to be sentenced July 17.

The holdups began Oct 5, 2015, and ended Sept. 4 at T-Mobile locations in Fort Worth, Mansfield and Grand Prairie.

Bowens robbed the T-Mobile store at 3524 Altamesa Blvd. in Fort Worth twice within a week last summer, according to federal court documents.

In every holdup, Bowens was armed with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones and other electronic equipment, according to evidence presented in the trial.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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