Thirty-nine year old Demetrius Thomas, of Michigan City, was sentenced before Judge Jon E. DeGuilio upon his plea of guilty to 5 counts of Hobbs Act Robbery. Thomas was sentenced to 71 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. According to documents in this case, from December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018, Thomas conducted a series of 5 armed robberies in South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County.  The robberies occurred at a drug store, a pizzeria and gas stations.