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Guilty plea in GameStop robbery

Ali Robida
Ali Robida

Second defendant to stand trail in August.

Posted: May 9, 2018 8:58 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A guilty plea has been entered in the violent robbery of a video game store.

Ali Joshua Jalil Robida, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of 1st degree assault. He and Jacob Anthony Meier, 18, were accused of robbery the Rochester GameStop on February 19. A store employee was hit on the head during the crime.

Jacob Meier

Robida’s sentencing is set for July 30.

Meier is pleading not guilty to 1st and 2nd degree assault and 1st degree aggravated robbery. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 27.

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