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Pair Charged In Gun Point Robbery Of Grocery Store

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

           Davoris Carter and Rodney Williams were charged today by indictment with robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger.  The indictment charges that Carter and Williams committed a gun-point robbery of the Garcia Grocery, located at 1327 Dyre Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 27, 2015.  Carter and Williams are also charged with using and carrying firearms during the robbery charged in the indictment.


           If convicted of all counts, Carter and Williams each faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory seven year minimum sentence, a $500,000 fine, five years supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.


           This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department.  The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.


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

Updated September 4, 2015

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