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Madison Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

September 8, 2011

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Peter Zimmer, 29, Madison, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to six years in prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for his role in the December 2010 armed robbery of the Speedway gas station, 4902 Verona Road, Madison. Zimmer pleaded guilty to this charge on July 19, 2011.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on December 6, 2010, Zimmer and an unindicted co-conspirator dropped co-defendant Kiwanti Ali off at the Speedway gas station. Ali was captured on video pointing a shotgun at the clerk. The clerk told police that Ali racked the shotgun, demanded money, and said he would shoot the clerk if the clerk did not turn over money. The clerk complied with Ali's demands and Ali left the store with $123 and a couple packs of cigarettes. Ali hid the shotgun in nearby bushes and Zimmer subsequently retrieved the shotgun.

Ali and Zimmer confessed to their role in the offense, as well as their roles in additional armed robberies. On July 20, 2011, Ali, who had an extensive criminal history, received a 13-year sentence.

The charges against Zimmer were the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison and Fitchburg Police Departments, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.


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