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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Judge Sentences Armed Robber To 41 1/2 Years In Prison

PHILADELPHIA – Hakim King, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 498 months in prison for his role in two armed robberies of convenience stores.  King and his co-defendant, Rezekiel Harris, robbed a Wawa on Bryn Mawr Avenue in Radnor, on February 9, 2012, and, on February 12, 2012, robbed a Sunoco A-Plus store, on Conshohocken State Road in Bala Cynwyd.  In one of the robberies, a victim was hit by debris when the defendants fired a gun was fired into the concrete floor before taking the store’s $1,225 in proceeds. King was convicted at trial on April 8, 2014, of two counts each of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Baylson ordered five years of supervised release, $1,914 in restitution, and a $400 special assessment.

Rezekiel Harris, was sentenced on May 6, 2014 to 20 years in prison.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jose Arteaga.

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