Phila. man gets 15 years for 3 armed robberies

Posted: October 02, 2012

A 39-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison for three armed robberies last year.

Marvin Gibson and his codefendant, Jackson Doggette, 22, pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery and firearms charges in the three stickups.

Doggette, also of Philadelphia, will be sentenced Oct. 9.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the pair brandished a handgun while robbing the Metro PCS store at 3613 Germantown Ave. on Aug. 24, 2011; the Metro PCS store at 3154 N. Broad Street, on Sept. 9, 2011; and the Rite Aid store, at 810 S. Broad St., on Oct. 18, 2011.

The duo netted more than $3,100 from the robberies, officials said,

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg ordered Gibson to pay full restitution and ordered five years of supervised release.

The FBI and the Philadelphia police have been working together to prosecute gun robberies under the federal Hobbs Act because sentences are stiffer.

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