Armed Robber Convicted
Anthony Robinson, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, was found guilty today by a federal jury hearing the robbery case against him. Robinson was found guilty of two counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence. A sentencing hearing is pending.
On December 1, 2012, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Robinson robbed the Subway shop at 545 N. Broad Street. The victim, a Subway store employee, was intimidated into giving the defendant $100 cash from the register. After the employee gave Robinson the money, Robinson asked for the code to the safe. When the employee responded that she did not know it, the defendant, armed with a gun, said, “You better not be lying or I’m going to hurt you.” The robbery was recorded on Subway’s surveillance camera.
On December 1, 2012, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Robinson robbed Anna’s Linens by threatening an employee. The employee gave the defendant $750 from the register. The surveillance video from the store clearly showed the robbery and the defendant’s face. The following day, the victim from the Subway store robbery saw the defendant and recognized him. The victim alerted police and positively identified the defendant after the police stopped him. The victim in the second robbery also identified the defendant in a photo array as the person who robbed him.
Robinson faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, up to five years of supervised release, a possible fine, and a $300 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanine Linehan.