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Man pleads guilty to armed robberies

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Rico Lavon Edwards, 30, of Savannah, pled guilty earlier this month for his role in the armed robberies of the Savannah Postal Credit Union and of Barnett Educational Supplies.

According to evidence released during his guilty plea hearing, on Nov. 8, 2012, Edwards and an accomplice committed an armed bank robbery at the Savannah Postal Credit Union, and took less than $1,000 in cash. On Nov. 19, 2012, less than two weeks later, Edwards robbed Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

The armed bank robbery count carries a maximum statutory penalty of up to 25 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and five years of supervised released.

The commercial robbery count carries a maximum statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

Once the United States Probation Office completes a presentence investigation, Edwards sentencing will be scheduled. 

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