Namir Malik Ali Greene, a man from Los Angeles, has been arrested for allegedly robbing over 30 gas stations across Los Angeles and Orange counties over the course of just three and a half weeks. The Department of Justice alleges that Greene used a semi-automatic handgun to hold store clerks at gunpoint and demand money from the registers in each of the robberies.
In addition to the gas station robberies, Greene is also accused of committing two carjackings. The first occurred on March 21 at a Fullerton gas station, and the second allegedly took place in Los Angeles on April 15, just 90 minutes before Greene’s last alleged robbery at an Anaheim gas station. Officials say he used the stolen car as his getaway vehicle.
During the alleged crime spree, which took place between March 21 and April 15, Greene is said to have stolen more than $15,000. On April 4 alone, court documents allege that he robbed eight gas stations and attempted to rob one more, making off with over $2,500.
Law enforcement officials eventually caught up with Greene on April 17 in Ontario after finding the stolen car. According to court documents, Greene led police on a chase before eventually losing control of the car and hitting a curb. He allegedly tried to flee on foot but was eventually taken into custody.
If convicted of the Hobbs Act robbery charge, Greene could face up to 20 years in federal prison. The alleged crime spree has left many residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties on edge, and they will undoubtedly be relieved to hear that the suspect is now in custody.