In September 2017, the pair of perps stuck up businesses in Ozone Park, Rosedale, Laurelton, Maspeth, Middle Village, and East Elmhurst.
By Michael V. Cusenza
A Jamaica man pleaded guilty to federal robbery charges on Thursday for his role as one half of a fall 2017 crime wave that saw the prolific duo strike six borough establishments in eight days, federal authorities announced.
Sean Jack, 36, copped to Hobbs Act robbery conspiracy and multiple Hobbs Act robberies as well as to brandishing firearms during the commission of robberies. When sentenced, Jack faces up to life and a minimum of seven years in prison.
In September 2017, Jack and his cohort stuck up businesses in Ozone Park, Rosedale, Laurelton, Maspeth, Middle Village, and East Elmhurst. According to prosecutors, each of the six robberies followed the same pattern. Jack and his partner in crime would enter the store or gas station and shop for various items. After bringing their selections to the counter, one of the robbers would brandish a firearm while the second robber would take money from the cash register. In each of the robberies, one or both of the robbers wore a wig.
In the Ozone Park armed robbery, Jack and company walked into the Dunkin’ Donuts shop located at the Speedway station on Cross Bay Boulevard, pulled out handguns and demanded a cashier fork over money. They made off with $50 after one of the perpetrators pistol whipped the employee.