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October 8, 2015

Alleged Dollar Store Robber Charged

PHILADELPHIA—Terrence Harper, 41, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two robberies and an attempted robbery at businesses in Philadelphia, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, on December 13, 2013, Harper attempted to rob the Family Dollar Store, located at 6337 North Broad Street, and carried out a robbery at that same Family Dollar Store on December 15, 2013. Harper also allegedly robbed the Whisper Inn, at 7610 Ogontz Avenue, on December 18, 2013. The indictment also charges Harper with related firearms offenses.

If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison with a statutory maximum sentence of life, up to five years of supervised release, a $500 special assessment, possible fines, and restitution.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Philadelphia Police Department, and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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