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Norristown Man Sentenced for New Year's Day Robbery

Kevin Alexander pleaded guilty in court and was sentenced to 23 months in prison.

According to The Times Herald, 51-year-old Kevin Alexander, of the 1000 block of DeKalb Street, pleaded guilty to robbery charges last week for his role in the New Year's Day armed robbery in Norristown. 

Alexander and another suspect in the crime were .

On New Year's Day, a 46 year-old Roslyn man, in Norristown to visit his parents, and his cousin were robbed at gunpoint on the 1000 block of DeKalb Street shortly after 4:30 a.m.

According to reports, the victims went a neighboring apartment with two other men identified only as "Kevin" and "Clinton" with the intention of smoking crack and drinking. One of the men reportedly accused the Roslyn man of stealing $100 and began hitting him in the head, arm and leg with a hard plastic pipe.

When the Roslyn man ran outside, Alexander reportedly produced guns and allegedly took $300, two cell phones and a hooded sweatshirt from the victims.

The suspects, later identified as Alexander and Clinton Brown, were reportedly arrested in separate incidents. Brown was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 7, on an active warrant while officers were conducting routine surveillance on a known drug location. Alexander was arrested during a traffic stop when officers found illegal drugs during a search of his person.

Brown faces robbery, firearm and drug charges and Alexander has been sentenced to 23 months in prison with credit for time served since his arrest on Jan. 17.

Read more about the case here.

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