TRENTON – A Brooklyn man admitted yesterday to participating in three armed robberies of electronics stores, including two armed robberies in Woodbridge and Linden, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.
Terrell McQueen, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano in Trenton federal court to a superseding information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies.
McQueen was arrested on May 22, and originally charged in an indictment in connection with two armed robberies of electronics stores in Woodbridge and Linden. McQueen has been in custody since his arrest.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Between May 30, 2012, and Oct. 2, 2012, McQueen conspired with others to commit a series of gunpoint electronics store robberies in New Jersey and New York during which he and accomplices robbed merchandise for illegal resale. McQueen provided the firearms used in both of the New Jersey robberies, coordinated the resale of the stolen merchandise and distributed the profits from the robberies to the other perpetrators.
The charge of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 9.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron Ford, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty 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 excellent work in this case.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Osmar Benvenuto of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.