A 33-year-old man will spend the better part of a decade behind bars after being sentenced for several armed carjackings in and around Westchester late last year.
Mount Vernon resident Samir “S” Sullivan, has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for four separate armed carjackings of cabs in Mount Vernon and the Bronx in November, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced. Sullivan pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court earlier this year.
Berman said that in the middle of the night on Nov. 25 and Nov. 29 last year, Sullivan and a co-conspirator committed the four armed carjackings, during which Sullivan pointed a gun at the head of four drivers. During the carjackings, Sullivan pushed the gun against the sides of some of the drivers’ faces - at least one of whom pleaded for his life - and demanded that he be handed everything the driver had.
Sullivan, 33, threatened to shoot the drivers if they did not comply, threatened to kill one of the drivers and directed his partner to ransack the drivers’ pockets for cash, Berman said. One of the drivers was hit on the shoulders with the gun.
According to Berman, in addition to the cabs, which Sullivan would drive away and abandon before finding his next victim, he took the drivers’ cash, wallets, cellphones, and a jacket.
“Four hardworking cab drivers were simply doing their jobs when Samir Sullivan terrified them by pointing a gun at their heads,” Berman said. “After threatening to shoot all four drivers and hitting one with his gun, Sullivan took their cabs, as well as their cash, wallets, and phones. Today’s lengthy sentence sends a message that this violent behavior will not be tolerated in this district.”
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