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Chambersburg man pleads guilty to robbery

February 09, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man is to be sentenced March 31 after he pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery Monday in Franklin County Court.

Leon R. Robinson, 53, of 257 E. Liberty St., also is awaiting sentencing for two robberies in Cumberland County, according to Assistant Public Defender David R. Yoder. There, Yoder said, Robinson faces the possibility of a minimum of 25 years in prison because of Pennsylvania's "three strikes" law for repeat felons.

According to court records, Robinson held up Schoenberger's Restaurant, 346 Lincoln Way East, on Aug. 22, 1997. Shortly after 10 p.m., a man entered the beer carry-out shop, threatened to kill the cashier and stole $950.

On Sept. 5, 1997, Robinson robbed the Uni-Mart convenience store at 975 Lincoln Way West. Court records said a masked man entered the store at 9:40 p.m., threatened the cashier with a knife and stole $54 and her wallet.

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Yoder said in exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed not to file charges against Robinson in two other Franklin County robberies. He said those included a motel and another convenience store.

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