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Tallahassee Man Sentenced To Forty Years In Federal Prison For Six Armed Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Keshawn Jarmarlin Robinson, 22, of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for six counts of Hobbs Act Robbery, six counts of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. 

“The investigation and prosecution of violent crime – in this case a series of armed robberies by a repeat offender – is central to our mission to protect the public,” said U.S. Attorney Coody. “This sentence illustrates our shared resolve to keep our communities safe and the significant consequences associated with such federal crimes of violence.”

Over the span of seven days in November 2022, Robinson committed six separate armed robberies of Tallahassee businesses. The first, on November 15, 2022, was a Subway Restaurant. The second, on November 19th, was a Tobacco Outlet store. The third, on November 20th, of a Dollar General store, and the final three robberies were committed on November 22nd, at an Advanced Auto Parts store, a Firehouse Subs restaurant, and a Lemon Pepper restaurant. During each of the robberies, Robinson brandished a firearm. As a previously convicted felon, Robinson is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.  

"When crimes are committed in Tallahassee, our detectives work diligently and tirelessly to bring justice to the victim and their families," said Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell. “The collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the successful prosecution reflects our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of our community. We hope this sentence serves as a strong deterrent, emphasizing that crime will not go unpunished."

In addition to the six-armed robberies charged federally, evidence was also presented to show that in August 2022 in Tallahassee, Florida, Robinson committed an armed carjacking weeks after being released from the Florida Department of Corrections after serving a prison term for robbery and grand theft of motor vehicle, and months before the charged November armed robbery spree.  Additionally, evidence showed that since age 12, Robinson has been a member of the Gangster Disciples national criminal street gang; during investigation of the November 2022 armed robbery spree, a distinct six-point star gang tattoo aided investigators in identifying and arresting Robinson.   

“The vast majority of the Panhandle’s gun crime is fueled by a small number of people,” said ATF Tampa Field Division’s Special Agent in Charge Kirk Howard. “And thanks to solid policework and the community’s support, one of Tallahassee’s most prolific offenders will be locked up for a long time.”

Robinson’s imprisonment will be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Eric K. Mountin prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

As part of its PSN strategy, the United States Attorney’s Office is encouraging everyone to lock their car doors, particularly at night. Burglaries from unlocked automobiles are a significant source of guns for criminals in the Northern District of Florida. Please do your part and protect yourself by locking your car doors.

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Updated January 18, 2024

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