Posted by Paige Bresky --email
State Attorney Michael McAuliffe announced that Carlos Elton Robinson, Jr. and Corey Douglas, have each been sentenced to maximum life in prison for robbery with a firearm.
The defendants were previously found guilty of the offense at a jury trial on June 24, 2010.
On August 7, 2008, while the victim was parked in a drug store parking lot in Palm Springs, Carlos Robinson and Corey Douglas approached the victim's vehicle, opened his driver's side door, placed a firearm with a high capacity magazine to the victim's side, and demanded the victim's wallet and phone.
The defendants fled the parking lot on foot and were observed entering a vehicle a block away.
Defendant Carlos Robinson was apprehended hours later in Pahokee and identified by the victim.
Deputies located a firearm within defendant Carlos Robinson's vehicle, and that firearm was identified by the victim as being the same firearm used in the robbery.
The co-defendant, Corey Douglas, was later identified through a photographic lineup.