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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Carbon County Man Charged With Robbing Philadelphia Businesses

William Robinson, 35, of Jim Thorpe, PA, was charged today by indictment with the June 26, 2014 robberies of a Pizza Hut and a 7-Eleven store in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Robinson is charged with two counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, two counts of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. 

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum 32 years’ imprisonment, a $1.25 million fine, five years’ supervised release, and a $500 special assessment. 

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Philadelphia County District Attorney's Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery W. Whitt.

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An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014