HAMMOND — A 29-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to 87 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to robbing a Brinks armored truck in April 2018 with others.
Akeem Jackson pleaded guilty to robbery and armed robbery Sept. 9 after he admitted he and four others took part in a heist of more than $600,000 from the Brinks truck outside a Chase Bank branch in the 4200 block of Calumet Avenue.
Jackson was sentenced under Hobbs Robbery Act, which is a federal law that prohibits a robbery or attempted robbery from affecting interstate or foreign commerce, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of that robbery.
Jackson and the others robbed a Brinks employee while he was servicing an ATM. Jackson disarmed the employee during the robbery by taking his firearm. Jackson stole approximately $617,000 during the robbery, according to court documents.
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