LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who stabbed two people in the face with a screwdriver last year has been sentenced to three years in state prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Victor Andrade of Lacey will have to serve about 30 months before he becomes eligible for parole under the sentence imposed Friday. He had pleaded guilty in September to robbery and aggravated assault charges.

Ocean County prosecutors say Andrade is an admitted member of the Grand Family Mexicano gang.

The screwdriver attacks occurred during separate incidents in Lakewood on Oct. 3, 2012. Prosecutors say Andrade stabbed a man in the first attack, then stabbed another man about an hour later during a street robbery.

Andrade was captured by police just minutes after the robbery occurred.

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