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Alleged Serial Robber Charged

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Nasir Traynham, 19, of Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with six robberies which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the indictment, Traynham committed armed robberies at: Metro Self Storage, located at 2240 Island Avenue in Philadelphia, on June 15, 2013; Gulla’s Auto Tag & Insurance, located at 6301 Buist Avenue in  Philadelphia, on June 17, 2013; Kerrs Building Materials, Inc., located at 1528 Washington Avenue in Philadelphia, on June 22, 2013; Papa John’s Pizza, located at 7 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne, PA, on July 23, 2013; and attempted to rob the 7-Eleven, located at 501 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA, on June 26, 2013 and the Kicks USA, located at 1575 N. 52nd Street in Philadelphia, on July 11, 2013.     

If convicted of the charges,thedefendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with a mandatory minimum term of 107 years. He also faces a maximum period of supervised release of five years, a substantial fine, a special assessment, and restitution.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Police Department, Colwyn Police Department, Yeadon Police Department, the Philadelphia District Attorney=s Office, and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2014