• Lawyer for teenage robbery suspect trying to spare client lengthy prison sentence

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    McKEES ROCKS, Pa. - The lawyer for a teenage robbery suspect is trying to spare his client a lengthy prison sentence.

    If convicted, Robert Burton could be in jail for decades.  He faces felony armed robbery charges.

    Police arrested Burton for the alleged stick up of a cook at Pierogies Plus in McKees Rocks.

    Police said Burton and two accomplices entered a side door and forced a cook to open the cash register.  According to police, the men jumped 20 feet to a stone parking lot after they heard officers approaching.

    Attorney Blaine Jones said Burton has no past history of violence.

    “We decided it was in our best interest to waive the charges.  We are in the process of trying to work out a good deal for our client," Jones said.

    Burton is in jail on a $10,000 straight bond.  A bond reduction hearing will take place in the days ahead.

    Another juvenile was arrested in this case.  A third suspect is still at large.


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