Sailor Sentenced For Home Leave CrimeSpree

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HARTFORD, Ct. - (03/22/06) – A Navy seaman who staged armedrobberies while home on leave from his naval base in Virginia wassentenced to more than 20 years in prison. Keyjuan Oates, 23,participated in a series of break-ins and armed robberies,including the January 2004 hold-up at Community Healthcare CU inManchester, while he was on leave from duty at Naval Air Station inOceana, Va., in late 2003 and early 2004. Oates was the ringleaderof a group who broke into a local gun dealer and stole two handgunsthey used in the robberies, police said.

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