Huntington Park Man Indicted For Alleged Dealer Joe’s Heists Throughout SoCal – NBC Los Angeles
A Huntington Park man who was already accused of robbing a Dealer Joe’s retailer in Chino Hills was indicted Friday for allegedly finishing up heists at greater than a dozen of the grocery store’s places throughout Southern California.
Gregory Johnson, 43, was charged in a brand new indictment with 15 federal counts of interference of commerce by theft, 5 counts of knowingly utilizing and possessing a firearm in furtherance of against the law of violence and one depend of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in line with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
An arraignment date has not but been set.
Prosecutors contend that between Aug. 28 and Dec. 4 of final yr, Johnson carried out 15 Dealer Joe’s robberies in Eagle Rock, Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth, Pasadena, Culver Metropolis, Rancho Palos Verdes, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Brea, Santa Ana, Tustin, Corona and Chino Hills.
He was allegedly armed throughout a few of the robberies. He’s accused of robbing two shops twice inside weeks of one another, in Rancho Palos Verdes and Brea.
Johnson and his son, Gregory Eric Johnson, had been arrested after the Dec. 4 heist in Chino Hills, when a witness gave authorities an outline of their getaway car and license plate. The elder Johnson was beforehand charged in reference to the Chino Hills heist.
The theft prices every carry as much as 20 years in jail, whereas the firearms counts every carry as much as seven years and the possession prices carries as much as 10 years, in line with prosecutors.
Gregory Eric Johnson pleaded responsible to robbing Dealer Joe’s shops in Chino Hills and Chatsworth. He faces as much as 40 years in jail when he is sentenced July 12.