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November 4, 2014

Darby Man Charged in Several Armed Robberies

PHILADELPHIA—Ishmael Shah, 20, of Darby, PA, was charged today by indictment with seven robberies which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Shah committed the following armed robberies: on June 15, 2013, the Metro Self Storage at 2240 Island Avenue, Philadelphia; on June 17, 2013, Gulla’s Auto Tag & Insurance located at 6301 Buist Avenue, Philadelphia; on June 21, 2013, the Sunoco gas station located at 2500 Island Avenue, Philadelphia; on June 22, 2013, the Kerrs Building Materials, Inc. located at 1528 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia; the attempted armed robbery, on June 26, 2013, of the 7-Eleven located at 501 Church Lane, Yeadon, PA; the armed robbery, on June 28, 2013, of the 7-Eleven located at 1028 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA; and the attempted armed robbery, on July 11, 2013, of Kicks USA located at 1575 N. 52nd Street, Philadelphia.

If convicted of the charges, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of 107 years’ imprisonment. He also faces a maximum period of supervised release of five years, a substantial fine, a special assessment, and restitution.

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

An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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