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Newark woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for role in Jersey City armed robbery spree

Authorities say Siobhan Chandler worked with her accused conspirator to rob a gas station, a store and a restaurant — all with a gun.

Lanette Espy

May 16, 2024, 11:51 AM

Updated 38 days ago

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A woman was sentenced Tuesday to a dozen years in prison for admitting to her part in a one-night armed robbery spree in Jersey City, including three robberies and at least one shooting.
According to the U.S. Attorney District of New Jersey, 21-year-old Siobhan Chandler, of Newark, worked with Rodney Williams to rob a gas station, a store and a restaurant — all with a gun.
Chandler previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, conspiracy to use and carry a firearm in relation to crime of violence, attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, and using and carrying a firearm in relation to crime of violence.
According to documents and court statements, on the evening of Nov. 14, 2023, Chandler and Williams robbed a gas station, entered another store and demanded money and then entered a nearby restaurant and threatened a cashier, took money from the cashier and fled.
In all three robberies, Chandler fled the scene with her accused conspirator, Williams. Williams allegedly pointed his gun at the victims in each incident. And at the restaurant, he is accused of shooting the cashier in the chest.
In addition to the 12 years prison term, a judge also sentenced Chandler to five years of supervised release.
The case against Williams is still pending.


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