Sarnia man gets 8 years for robbery spree

Dustin Robinson. Provided by RCMP.

A Sarnia man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a rash of robberies including pharmacy hold-ups in Sarnia and Wyoming in 2017.

Dustin Robinson, 36, was handed the penitentiary term in Windsor court Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to 15 robberies in 2016 and 2017.

Lambton OPP investigate a robbery at Paul Marley Pharmacy in Wyoming March 7, 2017. BlackburnNews photo by Melanie Irwin

Five occurred in Windsor, four in Lakeshore, two in Lambton County and four in Alberta. Vidal Pharmacy in Sarnia and Wyoming’s Paul Marley Pharmacy were both robbed March 7, 2017.

Robinson was arrested in Sarnia in October of 2017 on a Canada-wide warrant issued after an Alberta judge, in July 2017, had granted him bail and he disappeared.

He had been charged in April of that year after an inter-provincial investigation by Windsor police, Essex County OPP, Calgary police, and the RCMP.

When credit for pre-sentence custody is taken into account, Robinson will have less than five years left to serve.