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Man Arrested For Five Armed Robberies In N.Y. and N.J., Including Union County

Press release provided by the United States Attorney District of New Jersey.

NEWARK, N.J. – A Brooklyn, N.Y., man admitted today to participating in five armed robberies of electronics stores, including an armed robbery in Linden, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 
 
Kajuan Crawley, 26, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to a superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies. 
 
Crawley was arrested Oct. 17, 2013, and charged in a superseding indictment — along with Carl Williams, 30, Eric Williams, 33, and Unique Randolph, 27 — in connection with five armed robberies of electronic stores in New Jersey and New York. Crawley has been in custody since his 
 
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: 
Between June 11, 2012, and Sept. 20, 2012, Crawley conspired with others to commit a series of armed robberies of electronic store in New Jersey and New York, during which he and accomplices robbed merchandise for illegal resale. 

Following the June 21, 2012, armed robbery of an electronic store in Rockville Center, N.Y., Crawley was apprehended by the officers with Nassau County Police Department. While released on bail, Crawley participated in the Sept. 20, 2012, armed robbery of an electronics store 
in Linden. 

The charge of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 18, 2014. 

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford, with the investigation leading to today’s plea. He also thanked the Linden and Woodbridge police departments in New Jersey, as well as the New York City and Nassau County police departments and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in New York for their work in this case. 

 The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Osmar J.Benvenuto of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division.

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