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A 51-year-old man who robbed a Lincoln gas station of nearly $765 worth of alcohol and cigarettes in August has been sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison.

Calvin Groce of Lincoln pleaded no contest to robbery and possession of methamphetamine in an unrelated case.

Police said early Aug. 7, Groce went in the Kwik Shop at 27th and W streets wearing a bandanna over his face, grabbed alcohol and cigarette cartons from behind the counter and told the clerk to "be cool" while holding his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon.

Officers called to the area found Groce, who matched the suspect's description, on a porch of a nearby home. When he ran from officers, police stunned him with a Taser.

They found the stolen cigarettes and alcohol in a trash bag he had with him.

The drug charge involved 3.7 grams of meth that police found on Groce in April.

Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret sentenced him Friday.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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