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Shon Shoram Sentenced to Four Years Imprisonment for Armed Robbery of Pharmacy in South Burlington, Vermont

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

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Shon Paul Shoram, age 38, of Putney, Vermont, was sentenced on July 18, 2016 in the U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont, for armed robbery of a pharmacy in South Burlington, Vermont. Chief Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Shoram to four years of imprisonment followed by the statutory maximum of five years of supervised release.

Shoram committed this crime on May 24, 2015 when he walked into the Kinney Drug store in South Burlington, Vermont, carrying a BB gun that resembled a firearm. Upon entering the store, Shoram encountered two clerks, pointed the gun at them, and ordered them to walk to the back of the store where the pharmacy was located. There, Shoram had the pharmacist provide him with Percocet, Hydrocodone, and other drugs. Subsequently, Shoram directed the store employees to a bathroom at the back of the store, where he instructed the employees to remain until he had made his escape. Shoram then changed his clothes and attempted to leave the area, but law enforcement responded swiftly and arrested Shoram soon thereafter.

The case against Shoram was investigated by the South Burlington Police Department and the Vermont State Police.

The United States was represented in the case by Assistant United States Attorney Kunal Pasricha. Shoram was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defendant Steven L. Barth.

Updated July 18, 2016

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