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Serial Armed Robber Sentenced to 59 1/2 Years in Prison

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

Philadelphia – Cory D. Foster, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Mark A. Kearney to a total of 714 months (59.5 years) in prison for three armed robberies of convenience stores and an armed carjacking. In May 2016, a jury convicted Foster of robbing at gunpoint a Lukoil Service station and convenience store in Trevose, Bucks County, PA; a Liberty gas station and convenience store in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, PA; and a CITGO gas station and convenience store in Phoenixville, Chester County, PA, and of stealing a customer’s car at gunpoint during the CITGO robbery. Foster committed these crimes during November and December 2014. In February 2015, Delaware State Police arrested Foster in possession of the stolen car and the semiautomatic pistol. In the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Foster has been sentenced to ten years in prison for possession of the pistol by a convicted felon. He must serve 57 years of the prison sentence imposed by Judge Kearney after serving the previous ten-year sentence. Foster’s confederates in the robberies have not been identified.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Plymouth Township Police Department, which with the FBI took the lead in the investigation, the Bensalem Township and Schuylkill Township Police Departments, and the Delaware State Police. The case was prosecuted by then Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney Gabriel C. Magee.

Updated April 13, 2017