Union County Resident Locked Up for Multi-State Robbery Spree

The United States Attorney Philip R. Sellinger made the announcement on Monday that a man from Union County was given a sentence of 407 months in prison for his participation in a string of armed robberies that occurred across multiple states and lasted for several months.

Vincent Chan-Guillen, age 33, from Elizabeth, was found guilty on March 8 of committing three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing a firearm during a Hobbs Act robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Union County Man Sentenced to 407 Months in Prison for Multiple Armed Robberies and Firearms Offenses:

He was also found guilty of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery, conspiring to use and carry a firearm during a Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and three counts of brandishing a firearm during a Hobbs Act robbery.

At the conclusion of a trial that lasted for one week, Chan-Guillen was found guilty and sentenced to approximately almost 34 years in prison on Monday in the federal court in Newark.

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According to the court documents and information that was shown during the trial, Chan-Guillen conducted nine armed robberies between the months of August and November of 2018. Five of these robberies took place in New York, and only four took place in New Jersey.

According to the authorities, Chan-Guillen brandished a gun at both the personnel of the business and the customers during each of the robberies.

Elizabeth, Woodbridge Township, Bloomfield, and Linden were the locations of the liquor stores in New Jersey that were targeted by the robbery spree.

Furthermore, Chan-Guillen was given a sentence that included five years of supervised release in addition to the prison sentence.

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