Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Philadelphia Man Charged With Robbing Cell Phone Stores
PHILADELPHIA – Samuel Robinson, 29, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with robbing two Metro PCS stores in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Robinson is charged with two counts of Hobbs Act robbery, using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the indictment, on October 28, 2015, Robinson robbed the Metro PCS store at 6443 Frankford Avenue and the store at 4229 N. Broad Street, in Philadelphia.
If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum term of 32 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life, a possible fine, restitution, a $500 special assessment and up to five years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yvonne Osirim.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.