Marcus Moore, 40, pleaded guilty in July to stealing several cases of soft drinks on March 9, 2011, from Republic Coffee at 2924 Walnut Grove Road after breaking out a side window.
Six days later he broke a front window at Central Wine and Spirits at 2847 Poplar and stole three bottles of liquor. In that case, Moore was captured on video surveillance cameras.
He was sentenced as a career offender by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee, which means he must serve at least 14 years of his 24-year sentence to become eligible for parole.
Moore has 24 prior misdemeanor convictions and 11 prior felony convictions.
The case was handled by assistant district attorney Katie Ratton.