A Philadelphia man is going away for a long time after being sentenced to 107 years for taking part in five armed robberies of fast-food restaurants in October 2008.
Devon Brinkley, 24, was convicted in May of robbing two Dunkin’ Donuts in Philadelphia, a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Pizza Hut in Upper Darby and a McDonald’s in Radnor over a nine-day period. In each robbery, Brinkley and his co-defendants entered the restaurants with guns drawn, threatened the employees and customers and forced them to the floor as they stole money from the cash registers and safes.
In one incident, a female employee was hit in the head with a gun. Several store employees testified that they were terrified during the robberies.
Brinkley’s co-defendants – Lukner Rene, Jonathan Moman, Gregory Pitt, Kebrum Teklu – previously pleaded guilty.
In addition to the lengthy prison term, Brinkley was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $20,952 in restitution.