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Serial armed robber gets 21 years in prison

February 25, 2020 GMT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to committing a series of violent armed robberies during which two people were shot has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison.

Jachim Brown, 29, of Bridgeport was also sentenced Monday to three years of probation.

The robberies occurred in Bridgeport and Stratford between September and November 2017 and included making off with nearly $2,500 at a bar, authorities said.

In November 2017, Brown twice robbed a restaurant cash courier, the second time shooting the victim in the thigh when he found out he wasn’t carrying any money, prosecutors said.

He shot another man while robbing another bar, shooting an employee with their hands raised, according to federal prosecutors.

He was finally caught on Nov. 16, 2017, when police responding to a report of a robbery in progress caught him after an exchange of gunfire.

Brown pleaded guilty in May to multiple charges.

His half-brother and accomplice in four robberies, Eric Chambers, 39, has also been convicted to related charges and awaits sentencing.