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Press Release

Armed Robber Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Saul Robinson, 38, of Rochester, who was convicted of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, was sentenced to 188 months in prison and 5 years supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Robinson was also ordered to pay $179 in restitution and forfeit a firearm and ammunition.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that on December 27, 2013, at about 10:30 pm, Robinson committed an armed robbery of the Adams Mobil Station located at 575 N. Winton Road in Rochester.  Robinson brandished a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol and stole $179 in U.S. currency from an employee. The gas station routinely purchases and sells goods from suppliers within and outside the State of New York.  As such, Robinson’s armed robbery gave rise to the federal investigation and prosecution.  Robinson was arrested later that night by the Rochester Police Department.
The conviction was the culmination of an investigation conducted by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in- Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Updated November 17, 2017