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Man Sentenced For Robbery Spree In Hudson Valley

Preet Bahara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the sentencing of a Middletown man for his role in a string of armed robberies.
Preet Bahara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the sentencing of a Middletown man for his role in a string of armed robberies. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that John Crews Jr., 28, of Middletown, was sentenced Friday in White Plains federal court to a prison term of 17 years for his participation in a series of armed robberies in the summer of 2013.

Crews pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to conspiring to commit armed robberies and brandishing a firearm in the course of those robberies before U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti, who imposed the sentence, authorities said.

According to the allegations contained in the indictment and information adduced during the court proceedings, Crews and others carried out a string of armed robberies in Orange County and Sullivan County in the summer of 2013.

In a span of about six weeks, Crews participated in 10 robberies at various locations, including two gas stations, a bar, a bakery, three stores and a restaurant, according to prosecutors.

He also carried out two home invasions, officials report.

The robberies were in Middletown, Wallkill, and Monticello; Crews brandished a gun during each of the crimes, according to prosecutors.

In addition to his prison term, Crews was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,577 to various establishments that he robbed, prosecutors said.

Bharara praised the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New York State Police, the Middletown Police Department, the town of Wallkill Police Department, the Monticello Police Department, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Gerber and Lauren Schorr are in charge of the prosecution.

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