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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Indianapolis man sentenced for Southside robberies

Robbed two establishments at gunpoint

Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the sentencing of an Indianapolis man for two counts of robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm in the furtherance of a crime of violence. Robert E. Fox, 35, was sentenced to 435 months (over 36 years) by U. S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.

“Protecting our neighborhoods from violent crime is a top priority of my office,” said Minkler.  “Those who see fit to terrorize and carry guns illegally will be held accountable and should plan to spend time in federal prison.”

Fox was convicted in federal court in February 2016, for robbing a White Castle Restaurant in the 2100 Block of Shelby Street in May 2014, and a Speedway Gas Station in the 2300 block of East Prospect Street in August 2014. In both robberies, he entered the businesses and demanded money from the clerks pointing a handgun at patrons inside.

This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

“I would like to recognize the dedicated work of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on this case, in conjunction with ATF’s Achilles Task Force,” stated Acting ATF Special Agent in Charge Brad Earman.  “Cooperation with our law enforcement partners acts as a multiplier in our efforts to remove violent criminals from our communities and make our neighborhoods safer.”

According to Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew Lasher and Michelle Brady who prosecuted this case for the government, Fox must serve three years of supervised release following his sentence.

Updated June 29, 2016