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Chesterfield Towne Center Armed Robber Sentenced to 20 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Samuel G. Mamudu, 26, of Henrico, Virginia, was sentenced today to 216 months in prison, followed by an additional 24 months for a supervised release violation, for the October 9, 2013, armed robbery of the Prince Jeweler’s Jewelry Store, located inside the Chesterfield Towne Center Mall, committed while the defendant was on federal supervised release.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

On March 12, 2014, after a two day trial, Mamudu was found guilty of interference with commerce by robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  According to court records and evidence at trial, Mamudu entered into the Prince Jeweler’s jewelry store, located in Chesterfield Towne Center Mall, brandished a firearm, robbed the clerk of several items of jewelry, and fled the scene.  Several days later, Mamudu was identified as the armed robber and arrested by the Chesterfield County Police Department with several of the stolen pieces of jewelry in his possession.  At the time of the armed robbery, Mamudu was on a period of federal supervised release following a 2010 conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Chesterfield County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Erik S. Siebert and Peter S. Duffey are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:14-cr-227.

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