Philadelphia Man Arraigned on Robbery and Carjacking Charges
PHILADELPHIA—Cory D. Foster, 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was arraigned today on an Indictment, charging him with three counts of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce, one count of carjacking, and four counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
The indictment charges that on November 18, 2014, Foster and an accomplice robbed a service station and convenience store in Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania at gunpoint, stealing cash and merchandise worth about $1,000 and cash and a wallet from an employee, before escaping in a getaway car operated by an unknown driver; on December 2, 2014, Foster and an accomplice robbed a service station and convenience store in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania at gunpoint, stealing about $700 cash and about $2,400 worth of cigarettes and case from an elderly employee, before escaping in a getaway car operated by an unknown driver; and on December 7, 2014, Foster and an accomplice robbed a gas station and convenience store in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania at gunpoint, stealing about $984 Pennsylvania Lottery cash, about $790 cash, and more than $4,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars. Foster then smashed a victim employee in the face, breaking his orbital eye socket.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, including a total mandatory minimum prison sentence of 82 years’ imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Plymouth Township Police Department, Bensalem Township Police Department, Schuylkill Township Police Department, the Delaware State Police, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney and Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Gabriel C. Magee.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.