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Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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February 26, 2015

Judge Gives Restaurant Robber More Than 35-Year Prison Term

PHILADELPHIA—Ramon Martinez, 29, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 35½ years in prison for armed robberies in Philadelphia and related firearm charges. All three robberies were committed in December of 2013 at Cosi, Inc. restaurants. On December 3, 2013, Martinez robbed the Cosi at 235 S. 15th Street, of approximately $1600; on December 9, 2013, he attempted to rob the Cosi at 140 S. 36th Street; and on December 24, 2013, he robbed the Cosi at 235 S. 15th Street, of approximately $2300. Martinez pleaded guilty on March 24, 2014.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis ordered five years’ supervised release, a $2,000 fine, a $500 special assessment and $3,900 restitution.

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

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