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Man Sentenced For Outlet Mall Theft

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 5:24 pm

A Washington, DC, man has been sentenced to two years and 11 months for his involvement in an October theft at the Leesburg outlet mall.

Francis Edward Robinson Jr., 48, pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny in March.

According to prosecutors, Robinson and a co-defendant entered the Banana Republic store located at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets Oct. 20. The two men walked through the store selecting various clothing items and placing them inside a shopping bag and then left the store without paying. They were stopped by law enforcement and the stolen items were located inside their vehicle.

This is not the first time Robinson has faced criminal charges for theft. His record includes numerous drug charges and 10 prior convictions for larcenies across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

In addition to his prison sentence, Judge Burke F. McCahill ordered Robinson to remain off the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets property and imposed an additional four years and one month suspended sentence conditioned upon his good behavior and his successful completion of three years of supervised probation.

Robinson’s co-defendant, Michael McRae, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in February and is awaiting a final sentencing hearing June 24.

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