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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 147 Months in Prison for Three Robberies, Possessing Firearm in Furtherance of Crime of Violence

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 147 months in prison for committing three armed robberies in Salem, Ocean, and Cumberland counties in November 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Terrance Robinson, 32, of Havertown, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle to an information charging him with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of bank robbery, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Judge Simandle imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On Nov. 1, 2017, Robinson and Jeffery Edmonds, 45, of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, drove together to a convenience store in Upper Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey, stopping along the way to pick up a handgun and remove the license plates from the car that Edmonds was driving. After arriving at the convenience store, Edmonds remained in the getaway car while Robinson entered the store with the handgun and stole some money.

Edmonds and Robinson robbed an Ocean First Bank in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, on Nov. 6, 2017, and a Fulton Savings Bank in Alloway Township, New Jersey, on Nov. 14, 2017. Prior to robbing the banks, Edmonds and Robinson removed the license plates from the getaway car. Robinson stayed in the getaway car while Edmonds entered the banks and robbed them with a handgun.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Simandle sentenced Robinson to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $13,527.

Edmonds previously pleaded guilty for his alleged roles in the robberies, and his sentencing is scheduled for March 1, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI’s South Jersey Resident Agency, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster in Philadelphia, special agents of the FBI Newark Field Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie, and officers of the N.J. State Police, under the direction of Superintendent Col. Patrick J. Callahan, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara A. Aliabadi of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
19-039
Updated February 22, 2019