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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 26, 2016

Violent Member Of Robbery Crew Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 70 Months In Prison

Robbery Crew Targeted Gas Stations, Convenience Stores, Taxi Drivers, and Deliverymen in the Bronx, Elmsford, Pleasantville, Yonkers, and New Rochelle, New York, During Month-Long Crime Spree

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Charlie Patterson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), and William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced that ANTHONY GREEN was sentenced on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams to 70 months in prison for being a member of a robbery crew that committed 11 commercial robberies, and numerous other street robberies of individuals, in August and September 2015.  ANTHONY GREEN personally participated in three of those robberies, and was arrested in the midst of attempting to commit a fourth.  During one of the robberies, ANTHONY GREEN assaulted a 61-year-old robbery victim, throwing the victim to the floor and beating him.  GREEN pled guilty before Judge Abrams on February 26, 2016.        

According to the Indictment and statements made at court proceedings and in court filings:

From at least on or about August 27, 2015, through on or about September 3, 2015, ANTHONY GREEN joined with his co-defendants Lennox Josephs and Cameron Green (as well as another individual) to commit at least three commercial robberies of gas stations and convenience stores in the Bronx and Elmsford, New York, and they planned to commit a fourth such robbery in Pleasantville, New York.  These robberies were the last in a weeks-long spree that Josephs and Cameron Green had been on since at least August 12, 2015, during which they robbed at least 11 commercial businesses and individuals engaged in commercial activity, such as restaurant deliverymen and taxi cab drivers.  Prior to August 27, 2015, ANTHONY GREEN had also joined Josephs and Cameron Green to commit street robberies, during which they physically assaulted victims and snatched wallets and cellphones.

During the three commercial robberies in which ANTHONY GREEN participated, the defendants wore masks and used BB guns that appeared to be real firearms.  The victims of the robberies were terrorized and in several instances subjected to physical violence by ANTHONY GREEN and his associates, including one robbery in which Cameron Green dislocated a pregnant woman’s shoulder.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the SPARTA Task Force, which comprises agents and detectives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the New York City Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Cameron Green pled guilty on February 19, 2016, and was sentenced by Judge Abrams on July 8, 2016, to 78 months in prison.  Lennox Josephs pled guilty on March 9, 2016, and was sentenced by Judge Abrams on August 8, 2016, to 78 months in prison.

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The case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Violent & Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank Balsamello and Jared Lenow are in charge of the prosecution. 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
16-232
Updated August 26, 2016