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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Peter J. Smith
, United States Attorney
Contact: Dawn Mayko

Two Maryland Residents Indicted for Conspiracy to Steal Firearms in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury in Harrisburg has indicted Rodney Robinson, age 30, and Amber Crummitt, age 33, of Boonsboro, Maryland for conspiracy to steal firearms from a federal firearms licensee along with other related charges.

According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, Robinson and Crummitt allegedly drove from Maryland to the Walmart in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania on October 22, 2015. Robinson entered the store, forced open the gun case, removed five rifles, and left with the rifles in a car driven by Crummitt. On October 27, 2015, the pair returned to the same store and Robinson again allegedly forced open the gun case removing a rifle and a shotgun; however, this time Robinson left the store without the firearms when an alarm activated.

The indictment charges Crummitt and Robinson with conspiracy to steal firearms, theft of firearms, transportation of stolen firearms across state lines, possessing and disposing of stolen firearms, and possession of firearms by felons.

Robinson is currently in custody on unrelated charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will request a summons to be issued for Crummitt to appear in federal court in Harrisburg at a designated time.

The matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott R. Ford.

This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

If convicted of all counts, under federal law, Robinson and Crummitt face respective maximum penalties of 65 and 55 years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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