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A Brooklyn man could face up to 40 years behind bars after being convicted of robbing a Chanel store of more than $200,000 worth of stolen luxury items in SoHo.
In February 2021, Eric Spencer, 30, and three other suspects allegedly entered a Chanel store and snatched handbags from the store’s security cables. When Spencer was approached by an armed store security guard, he reached for his belt to look like he had a gun, prompting store staff to back down, according to a statement from the office on Tuesday. United States District Attorney.
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Spencer then took to social media days after the robbery, bragging about his crime and even saying he “might open a little shop” depending on how many bags were stolen. He even sent text messages confirming his crime.
The 30-year-old was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of robbery after a week-long trial. The maximum potential sentence for each count is 20 years in prison.
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Spencer is scheduled to be sentenced on June 30.