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Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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May 19, 2015

Philadelphia Man Charged with Robbing Metro PCS Stores

PHILADELPHIA—Edwin Jimerson, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with three robberies at Metro PCS stores in Philadelphia, in April of 2015, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Jimerson is charged with robbery which interfered with interstate commerce and brandishing, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. According to the indictment, on April 3, 2015, Jimerson robbed the Metro PCS at 6342 Rising Sun Avenue, of approximately $905; on April 6, 2015, Jimerson robbed the Metro PCS at 1414 Point Breeze Avenue, of approximately $1500; and on April 8, 2015, Jimerson robbed the Metro PCS at 7219 Frankford Avenue, of approximately $200.

If convicted of all charges, Jimerson defendant faces a mandatory minimum of sentenced of 57 years in prison up to life, up to five years of supervised release, a possible fine, a special assessment of $600, restitution, and forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the 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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