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PA Man Sentenced for Armed Robberies in Salem, Ocean, Cumberland Counties

By kcora on
Salem County Ocean County Cumberland County

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.

Officials say 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.

Police say 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 1st.