2 Chicago men charged with robbing two Madison businesses
MADISON, Wis. — Two Chicago men were charged Wednesday in connection with two Madison armed robberies.
A new indictment alleges that 24-year-old Justin Harris and 33-year-old Robert O’Neal robbed the Northside Liquor Store on North Sherman Avenue and the Citgo gas station on Northport Drive on Jan. 25. According to a news release, the men used a firearm during both robberies.
If the men are convicted, they both face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each robbery charge and a mandatory minimum of seven years in prison on each charge of showing a firearm during a violent crime.
Federal law requires any penalties imposed for the use of a firearm during a violent crime be served consecutive to any other sentences.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Madison and Oshkosh police departments.
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