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Man sentenced for robbing Dewey Avenue pawn shop

Man sentenced for robbing Dewey Avenue pawn shop

June 11, 2019 10:16 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- A Philadelphia man will now spend the next 140 months in prison after robbing a pawn shop in the city. 

Marquee Hicks, 22, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and robbery affecting interstate commerce. 

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Prosecutors say in November of 2016, Hicks went to the Royal Crown Pawn Shop on Dewey Avenue and asked to see some jewelry in a display case.  

When the owner opened the case, Hicks pointed a handgun at the owner and robbed the store along with others. 

During the robbery, the store owner's mouth and legs were covered and bound with duct tape.

Hicks was arrested in March of 2017. He was the passenger in a car that was pulled over for a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, officers watched as Hicks removed two baggies of cocaine from his pockets. Police also removed a loaded .40 caliber handgun from Hicks' waistband. 

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