7-Eleven employee gets 7 years for armed robberies at other locations

An Orlando man who worked at a local 7-Eleven will spend the next seven years in prison for using a toy gun to rob multiple other 7-Eleven locations for a total of $1,323.

Geoffrey Gaston, 29, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for five armed robberies that he committed in 2022.

According to court records, Gaston committed the first of the five robberies on September 12, 2022. Dressed in all-black and wearing gloves, Gaston entered a 7-Eleven store at 4:30 a.m. and displayed a handgun before demanding money from the cash drawer.

Two weeks later, on September 26, 2022, Gaston conducted another robbery at a 7-Eleven store in Altamonte Springs. Upon entering the store in the same all-black outfit around 4:20 a.m., Gaston displayed a firearm and robbed the store of $73.

Gaston on Sept 26
Gaston during the robbery on September 26, 2022.

Just thirty minutes after the second robbery, Gaston perpetrated another armed robbery at a different 7-Eleven location in Oviedo.

Second robbery on Sept 26 by Gaston

During that robbery, Gaston obtained $300 from the store.

On October 5, 2022, Gaston robbed another 7-Eleven in Orlando at around 3:50 a.m. Once again, Gaston showed the cashier a firearm before obtaining $100.

A week later, on October 12, 2022, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Gaston returned to the first 7-Eleven he robbed and again demanded money from a cashier. He was given $350 after he showed his weapon.

Later that week, Gaston was arrested at the 7-Eleven where he worked.

During their investigation, law enforcement authorities determined that Gaston had conducted online searches for “realistic toy gun,” “.380,” “.22 pistol,” and “Saturday night special gun,” in the weeks leading up to the first robbery.

Gaston pled guilty in November 2023. As part of his plea, Gaston must forfeit $1,323 in stolen money, as well as $517 that was found in his vehicle upon his arrest.

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