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Duluth man sentenced to 6½ years in Craigslist robbery

Robert Daniel Laurence Derrick Robinson

A Duluth man has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison in a Lakeside robbery that authorities said was set up through Craigslist.

Robert Daniel Laurence Derrick Robinson, 23, received the sentence Wednesday in State District Court in Duluth. He pleaded guilty last week to a felony first-degree aggravated robbery charge.

His girlfriend, Katie Joann Schultz, earlier pleaded guilty to an aiding and abetting charge and was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for her role in the July 18, 2015, incident.

Authorities said a 48-year-old Lakeside man hired Schultz from the online advertising site to pose for photos in front of the model racetrack he had built in his basement.

But when Schultz showed up at the man's house, Robinson entered the residence brandishing a butcher knife and proceeded to take the man's wallet and the contents of a safe, according to court documents.

The homeowner suffered two fractures to his orbital socket during the incident, according to the criminal complaints.

Police said Schultz was found carrying a laptop stolen from the house when she was arrested nearby. Robinson was arrested four days later at a residence on the 300 block of East Superior Street.

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