East Orange Man Gets 150-Months For Robbing New Jersey Club


Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced Tuesday an Essex County man was sentenced to 150 months in prison for conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery of a Passaic, New Jersey-based club and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

PrisonThirty-year-old Shaheed Blamahsah, aka “Aboo,” of East Orange, New Jersey conspired with two others to rob a Passaic club at gunpoint. Blamahsah and his co-conspirators robbed the club, brandished a firearm and threatened an employee working in the club on September 6, 2015, according to court documents.

Blamahsah’s co-conspirators, 32-year-old Jimmy Cooper, aka “Flip,” of Irvington and 29-year-old Keontrae Lawrence, aka “Taz,” of South Orange, stole $26,084 before fleeing the area.

Lawrence pleaded guilty of the charges on September 7 and awaits sentencing. The charges filed against Cooper are only allegations.

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