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Man Sentenced in 2012 Hymie's Deli Robbery

Michael Schaefer, of Philadelphia, has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison for his role in a 2012 robbery at Hymie's Deli.

Michael Schaefer is one of four men who robbed Hymie's Deli in 2012.
Michael Schaefer is one of four men who robbed Hymie's Deli in 2012.
One of the four men who robbed Hymie's Merion Delicatessen at 342 Montgomery Avenue in Lower Merion in 2012 has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison,according to the Times Herald.

Michael Shawn Schaefer, 42, of Philadelphia, was charged on July 25, 2012 with 20 counts of robbery with threat of immediate serious injury, four counts of robbery using force, four counts of theft by unlawful taking, and one count of prohibited firearm possession, among other lesser charges, according to court documents.

According to court documents, Schaefer was among four men-three of which were carrying firearms-who entered the Montgomery Avenue restaurant on the evening of July 14, 2012, in an attempt to gain access to the business' safe but left instead with approximately $2000 in cash from the restaurant's cash registers and personal belongings of customers.

Schaefer, who is also awaiting trial for a 2011 burglary in Philadelphia, has been arrested multiple times in multiple states, and was sentenced to eight years in prison in 1999 for his involvement in an armed bank robbery of a Philadelphia bank, reports the Times Herald.


Michael Co December 23, 2013 at 08:13 PM
These people don't get better. 8 years for armed robbery in 1999, and an additional burglary in 2011. What other crimes don't we know about? Are we waiting for him to kill someone? Whoever lets this individual out next time has blood on his hands.

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