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Friday, June 22, 2012

Philadelphia Man Indicted on Robbery and Weapons Charges


Marcus Jones, 23, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of robbery which interferes with interstate commerce and with one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that on March 22, 2012, Jones committed a gunpoint robbery at Aya’s Pizza, located at 7144 Elmwood Avenue, Philadelphia.

If convicted, the defendant faces a total maximum sentence of life imprisonment, plus a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of seven years’ imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney John S. Ghose.

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