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Man sentenced for 2012 attempted armed robbery

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A man charged with murder in connection with a 2012 armed robbery attempt of the Coastal Gold Exchange on Eisenhower Drive was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said that on Sept. 27, 2012, Anthony Threatt Robinson, 39, and Benjamin Lamar Carter, 35, tried to rob the Coastal Gold Exchange at 232 Eisenhower Drive.

Carter walked into the shop with a bag and a handgun. Police said the business owner Timothy Johnson fired a gun and hit Carter in defense. Carter took off in a waiting Dodge pickup truck that was waiting for him behind the Forest Park Shopping Center.

Police said Robinson was driving the truck. The truck was later found crashed into a house on East 46th Street just minutes after the attempted robbery.

Robinson was taken into custody by police after a brief foot chase near East 46th Street and Harmon Street after the crash.

On Feb. 15, Robinson was guilty of: felony murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction and making false statements. Formal sentencing is scheduled for a later date.

The Chatham County District Attorney's Office said Robinson received five years for attempting to flee and elude, 12 months for obstruction and five years for false statements. These all run concurrent, but he is also not eligible for parole.

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