VIDEO: Sarnia Man Pleads Guilty to String of Robberies, Including Three in Lakeshore


A 36-year-old Sarnia man will find out how much time he's going to spend behind bars later this fall.

Dustin Robinson, who was arrested in the fall of 2017, has pleaded guilty to 15 charges including multiple counts of robbery.

He was taken into to custody following a number of pharmacy robberies along with a bank robbery in southwestern Ontario and and in Alberta.

Three of the robberies involved the same pharmacy in Lakeshore.

The court heard that during the robberies, Robinson would wear a mask and sometimes showed a knife, demanding drugs and money in most cases.

The court also heard that Robinson does not have a previous criminal record and was heavily addicted to opioids when the robberies occurred.

He did address the court on Tuesday, offering an apology and saying he hopes his guilty pleas will bring closure.

In his statement, he told the court that he has definitely learned a lesson, he's been sober for two years and is now a man of God.

His parents along with his sister were in the courtroom.

The Crown is asking for eight to 11-years in custody while the defence wants a sentence of seven to eight years.

Justice Lloyd Dean will hand down his ruling on October 1st.