Men learn sentences for driver robberies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two men were sentenced Wednesday in connection to a string of robberies that investigators say led to the murder of a cab driver.

Rokym Knox and Dequan Bailey were sentenced on robbery charges Wednesday. Knox was charged to five years behind bars and five years post-release supervision, Bailey was sentenced to 10 years behind bars and five years post-release supervision.

The men robbed food delivery men and cab drivers in the city over a period of about three months. Investigators say the string of crimes led to the murder of cab driver Mazen Abdallah last year.

A jury already convicted defendants Maurice Howie and Sean Austin of murder in that case. Howie and Austin are expected to learn their sentences Thursday.

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