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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Norristown Man Sentenced To 22 Years For Robbing Tavern And Its Employee

PHILADELPHIA - Marc Viney, 35, of Norristown, was sentenced today to 264 months in prison for robbing an employee of the Roo House Tavern in Norristown and then robbing the tavern. Viney was convicted on January 31, 2013, following a four day trial, of robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

On July 10, 2011, Viney followed home an employee of the Roo House Tavern, after the employee closed the bar for the night. At the victim's apartment, Viney confronted the victim, bound, gagged, blindfolded, and assaulted him, while holding him at gunpoint. Viney then stole money and a laptop from the victim’s home. Viney then forced the victim to go back to Roo House Tavern, where Viney stole several thousand dollars in proceeds from the Tavern.

In addition to the prison term, seven years of which is mandatory, U.S. District Court Judge Mary McLaughlin ordered restitution to the victims in the amount of $3,537 and five years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Montgomery County Detective Bureau and members of the Norristown Police Department. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca W. Strubel.

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