For Immediate Release
Tallahassee Man Indicted for Six Armed Robberies Spanning One Week
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A federal grand jury has returned a thirteen-count indictment charging Keshawn Jarmarlin Robinson, 21, of Tallahassee, Florida, with six counts of Hobbs Act Robbery, six counts of brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment alleges on or about November 15, 2022, Robinson robbed a Subway restaurant, on or about November 19, 2022, Robinson robbed a business known as the Tobacco Outlet, on or about November 20, 2022, Robinson robbed a Dollar General store, and on or about November 22, 2022, Robinson robbed an Advanced Auto Parts store, a Firehouse Subs restaurant, and the Lemon Pepper restaurant. Each of the robbery locations are in the city of Tallahassee. During each of the robberies, Robinson brandished a firearm. As a previously convicted felon, Robinson is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
If convicted, Robinson faces: 20 years in prison for each Hobbs Act robbery; a mandatory consecutive term of not less than 7 years in prison up to life for each count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and up to 15 years imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
This case resulted from an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tallahassee Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Eric K. Mountin is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
As part of its PSN strategy, the United States Attorney’s Office is encouraging everyone to lock their car doors, particularly at night. Burglaries from unlocked automobiles are a significant source of guns for criminals in the Northern District of Florida. Please do your part and protect yourself by locking your car doors.
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