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Philadelphia Man Charged With Pizza Hut Robbery

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

Jamal Craig, 43, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged by Indictment today with one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, and one count of brandishing, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, defendant robbed the Pizza Hut, located at 2530 Aramingo Avenue, Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 2013.

If convicted, defendant faces a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life, consecutive to any other sentence, five years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, restitution and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a federal initiative designed to identify and prosecute firearms offenders in federal court, where the defendant is likely to receive a substantial sentence upon conviction.

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Updated December 15, 2014