Orlando Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Series of Armed Robberies at 7-Eleven Stores

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has handed down a seven-year federal prison sentence to Geoffrey Gaston, a 29-year-old resident of Orlando. Gaston pleaded guilty to committing five armed robberies between September 12 and October 12, 2022.

Gaston’s crime spree involved targeting 7-Eleven stores across different locations, as revealed in court documents. Dressed in all-black attire and donning gloves, Gaston brandished what appeared to be a handgun during each robbery.

The first incident occurred at a 7-Eleven in Orlando on September 12, 2022, at 4:30 a.m., where Gaston demanded money from the cash drawer. Subsequent robberies followed, with Gaston striking similar stores in Altamonte Springs and Oviedo on September 26, 2022. Another robbery took place on October 5, 2022, in Orlando, followed by a return to the initial 7-Eleven on October 12, 2022.

Law enforcement investigations uncovered Gaston’s online searches for terms like “realistic toy gun” and specific firearm calibers following the initial robbery. Gaston was apprehended later in the week at the 7-Eleven where he was employed.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Dalton ordered Gaston to forfeit $1,323 stolen during the robberies and an additional $517 discovered in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, believed to be proceeds of the crimes.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in collaboration with the Orlando Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

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