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Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 12:20 p.m.

Man pleads guilty to robbing Ann Arbor Check 'N Go

By Kyle Feldscher

A 23-year-old Ann Arbor man has pleaded guilty to two counts of unarmed robbery for holding up a Check ‘N Go location in the city on Jan. 11.


James Robinson

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James Romell Robinson will be sentenced on March 7, according to Ann Arbor police Detective William Stanford. In exchange for his plea to the unarmed robbery charges, the two counts of armed robbery Robinson was facing will be dropped.

At 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Robinson entered the Check ‘N Go at 1912 W. Stadium Blvd. and passed a note to a teller implying he had a weapon. He was given an unknown amount of cash and forced the other employees to get on the ground before fleeing on foot.

On Feb. 1, a warrant was approved for his arrest and Robinson turned himself into police on Feb. 4. He was arraigned on Feb. 5. Thursday’s preliminary exam at the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township was his first court hearing after arraignment.

The maximum punishment for unarmed robbery is 15 years in prison. Robinson remains at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, according to jail records.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 6:35 p.m.

No chance for rehabilitation would be nice.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 6:12 p.m.

I'd say probation for sure

ms 2013

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 5:48 p.m.

thats what u get when u break the law thats my boy standford


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 5:32 p.m.

hope that implied weapon was registered and not an assault imaginary weapon!

An Arborigine

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

during the heist, was there and implication that the non-weapon in question was military-grade?

Atlas Shrugged

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 6:32 p.m.

I hope it's not an implied sentence.