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Philadelphia Man Charged Robbing Haverford Jewelry Store

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

Stephen Easterling, 28, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged by Information today with one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, the defendant attempted to rob K/V Jewelers, Inc., trading as Main Line Jewelers, located at 7553 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 1, 2013.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, restitution, and a $100 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