Wilmington Man, Shaun Cedric Robinson Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Scotchman Convenience Store
WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) A Wilmington man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison for robbery affecting interstate commerce and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to court documents and other evidence, Shaun Cedric Robinson, 22, and a co-defendant went to the Scotchman gas station and convenience store in Burgaw on June 4, 2019 and robbed the store. Robinson entered the store and held the clerk at gunpoint while he demanded money. The clerk opened the cash register and the co-defendant took the money out of the register. Robinson’s co-defendant had driven Robinson to the store to effectuate the robbery and was going to be the get-away driver. However, Robinson ran the opposite direction from where the car was parked, and his co-defendant drove away from the scene without him.
The clerks were able to describe the car that fled the area and officers with the Burgaw Police Department were able to locate the car very shortly after the robbery. Robinson’s co-defendant was with the car and was detained for questioning. Robinson was found a short time after the robbery walking within 3 blocks of the Scotchman.