The 32-year-old, originally from Georgia, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and deportation from Sweden.
He is accused of eight robberies in Sweden, worth a total of SEK 550,000, Swedish Television News reports. He has previously been convicted in Norway and is on an international Interpol database. He has been in police custody since October, as Swedish officials feared he may try to evade justice if released pending the trial. He denies the charges, despite being caught on CCTV footage and DNA evidence linking him to the crimes.