Chipotle robber sentenced to prison time
A man who robbed Chipotle and Green Line Cafe will serve two and a half to five years
January 8, 2013, 10:15 pm·
The man who robbed multiple University City restaurants at gunpoint last spring — including the Chipotle Mexican Grill on the 3900 block of Walnut Street — is headed to prison.
Torin Myer, 23, who was arrested last May in connection with four armed robberies, pled guilty and was sentenced in Philadelphia court on Dec. 20 to two and a half to five years in prison.
As part of his plea agreement, Myer will also serve 10 years of probation.
Myer’s string of armed robberies began on April 26, when he robbed the Green Line Cafe at 4426 Locust Street at gunpoint. He then proceeded to rob the same Green Line Cafe at 3649 Lancaster Avenue twice, once on April 30 and again on May 4. Two days later, on May 6, Myer did the same to the Chipotle at 3925 Walnut Street.
In all four incidents, he was armed with a handgun.
Myer was taken into custody on May 8 at 34th and Hamilton streets after being spotted by Captain Fred Carbonara of the Drexel Department of Public Safety.
“I definitely think his imprisonment will help deter future criminals,” College freshman Victoria Chen said.
For some students, however, the sentencing did not make them feel better about campus safety.
“It doesn’t really make me feel any safer,” Wharton sophomore Patrick Del Valle said. “For any person they sentence, there are 50 more out there.”