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Indianapolis man convicted in federal court on robbery and firearm charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana
Robbed two Southside businesses in 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the conviction of an Indianapolis man for committing two armed robberies at Southside businesses. Robert E. Fox, 35, Indianapolis, was found guilty after a two-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.  Fox was found guilty of two counts of robbery and two counts of using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

“Reducing violent crime in our communities is one of the highest priorities of my office,” said Minkler.  “Those who illegally possess firearms and use them to commit crimes will face the hammer of federal justice.”

On July 30, 2014, Fox entered the White Castle Restaurant in the 2100 block of Shelby Street and pointed a firearm at four employees there ordering them to get on the ground.  Fox then took money from the cash register and fled.  On August 5, 2014, he entered the Speedway gas station in the 2300 block of East Prospect Street and robbed the clerk at gunpoint taking cash, cigarettes, and the clerk’s mobile phone.  

According to Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew J. Lasher and Michelle Brady, Fox faces a minimum of 32 years in federal prison. No future sentencing date has been set.

Updated February 18, 2016