CAMDEN, N.J. – A Trenton, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for robbing Metro PCS stores in Willingboro, New Jersey, Lumberton, New Jersey, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, in September and October 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Rodney Day, 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies. Judge Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Sept. 29, 2016, Day, Zeldrick Nance, 31, of Trenton, and Lisa Anderson, 35, of Griffithville, Arkansas, drove to the Willingboro Metro PCS Store. Day brandished what appeared to be a firearm while Nance duct taped the store occupants and placed them into a store bathroom. Meanwhile, Anderson stole cellular telephones and money from the cash registers. During the robbery, Day demanded the keys to a car owned by one of the victims. Day, Nance, and Anderson fled with the stolen cellular telephones and money in that stolen car.
On Oct. 7, 2016, Day, Nance, and Anderson drove to the Lumberton Metro PCS Store. Day brandished what appeared to be a firearm while Nance duct taped a store occupant, put that victim in a storage room, and took the victim’s wallet and keys. Meanwhile, Anderson stole cellular telephones and money from the cash registers.
On Oct. 12, 2016, Day, Nance, and Anderson drove to the Levittown Metro PCS Store. Day once again brandished what appeared to be a firearm while Nance duct taped the victims inside the store and put them in a store bathroom. Anderson subsequently entered the store and stole cellular telephones and money from the cash registers.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Rodriguez sentenced Day to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $26,307 in restitution.
Nance has previously pleaded guilty and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 8, 2018. Anderson has previously pleaded guilty to her role in the robberies and is currently scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 13, 2018.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked the Willingboro, Lumberton, and Levittown police departments, as well as the Burlington and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Offices for their assistance in this case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacqueline M. Carle of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Camden.
Defense counsel: Peter A. Levin Esq., Philadelphia
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, November 1, 2018.