Minneapolis – A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 184 months in prison and sentenced to three years in prison and fined $ 49,213.85 for his role in a major car robbery in twin cities. U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Lugger made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schlitsz was sentenced to life in prison.
“The carjackings in the Twin Cities are eroding our sense of security and safety,” said US prosecutor Luger. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working with all law enforcement agencies to bring this process to an end.”
“Carjacking is a crime that can affect anyone at any time. “These carjackings have frightened the twin cities and created fear in our community,” said FBI Special Representative Michael Paul. “Today’s verdict emphasizes that the perpetrators of these senseless acts will be severely punished. The FBI is committed to working with our law enforcement agencies to get these criminals off the streets.
According to court documents, August 28, 2020 Ermias Lee Aurop, 25, and Defendant Crisis Marie Benjamin, 26, driving a Marion SUV into a parking lot in Richfield. Stand by Audi 2017. A metal cable approached the Audi driver, a Remington 870 l2-leuge shot, with a cracked barrel, pointed to the driver and demanded the car key. Benjamin was following the Meron SUV when Irenerop launched the Audi. Benjamin followed the Maron SUV.
According to court documents, On the morning of August 29, 2020, Minnesota State Patrol used GPS information to track down the stolen Odin, driven by Ironrope and captured by Benjamin. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but Europe was moving too fast, crossing many lanes, moving between cars and being driven by red lights. During the flight, Benjamin got out of the car and fled on foot. Law enforcement found the vehicle running or not in Minneapolis. The vehicle was partially painted black. Officers found stolen wallets, spray bottles, hats, gloves and receipts. Law enforcement found a l2-gauge shell used under the driver’s seat.
On September 9, 2021, Ironrope pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of possession of a firearm. On September 7, 2021, co-defendant Benjamin pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting carjacking.
As part of their plea, Ironrope and Benjamin confessed on July 26, 2020 to two more carjackings in Maple Grove and August 7, 2020 in St. Paul. In both cases, the defendants physically assaulted the victims before stealing their vehicles. Ironrope admits car hijackings at two December 2020 at St. Louis Park and St. Paul. In both cases, the airline pointed a gun at the victims before stealing their car.
The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Minneapolis Police Department, the St. Paul Police Department, the Maple Grove Police Department, the Richfield Police Department, the Edina Police Department, the Roseville Police Department, and the State of Minnesota. Patrol.
The case is being re-assigned to another US citizen, Nathan H. Nelson.