Posted by on January 3, 2022 8:02 pm
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Huntington Park Man Gets 21 Years in Trader Joe’s Heists

LOS ANGELES—A Huntington Park man was sentenced Jan. 3 to 21 years behind bars for carrying out a string of armed robberies or attempted armed robberies of Trader Joe’s markets throughout the Southland—two of which involved his son as the getaway driver. Gregory Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty in May to one federal count each of interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Johnson admitted that during a three-month crime spree starting in August 2020, he committed armed robberies of Trader Joe’s grocery stores in Eagle Rock, Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth, Glendale, Pasadena, Monrovia, San Dimas, Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Cerritos, Brea, Santa Ana, Agoura Hills, Tustin, and Irvine. After robbing the markets in Rancho Palos Verdes and Brea, Johnson returned weeks later to rob them again. He also attempted to rob Trader Joe’s …

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