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Armed Baltimore Robber Pleads Guilty

Robbed Eight 7-Eleven Stores in 18 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7 , 2014

Baltimore, Maryland – John Robinson, age 34, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to robbery and using a gun in furtherance of the robbery.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

According to his plea agreement, from December 1 to 18, 2013, Robinson and a co-conspirator robbed eight 7-Eleven Stores, using a loaded revolver. The stores were located in Baltimore on Boston Street, Holabird Street, West 33rd Street, Belair Road, Reisterstown Road, Harford Road, Frederick Road and Pulaski Highway. In each of the robberies, Robinson wore a mask and pointed the gun at the store employee, demanding money. Robinson or his co-conspirator, who was also masked, would take other items as well, such as cigarettes and lottery scratch-off tickets. On some occasions, Robinson would order the store employee to lie on the floor.

Robinson and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Robinson will be sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake scheduled his sentencing for August 1, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Baltimore Police Department; Baltimore City State’s Attorney=s Office, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Bonnie S. Greenberg, who is prosecuting the case.

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