Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing More Than a Dozen Chicago Stores at Gunpoint

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CHICAGO — A man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for violently robbing more than a dozen Chicago liquor and convenience stores.

In the summer and fall of 2016, ANGELO STANTON robbed 15 stores and attempted to rob two others.  Stanton carried out takeover-style heists in which he pointed a handgun at employees and demanded cash from the register or safe.  Stanton fired shots in five of the incidents, wounding two store employees. 

The robberies and attempted robberies occurred in various Chicago neighborhoods:

  • Aug. 23, 2016: Castillo’s Super Market, 2732 W. 59th St.
  • Aug. 26, 2016: Danny’s Liquors, 2222 N. Western Ave.
  • Aug. 30, 2016: One Stop Western Market, 3456 S. Western Ave.
  • Sept. 3, 2016: Granados Liquors, 1859 W. 47th St.
  • Sept. 8, 2016: Buchanas Food & Liquor, 1834 W. 47th St.
  • Sept. 13, 2016: El Yunque Liquor Store, 1900 N. California Ave.
  • Sept. 20, 2016: West Town Wine and Spirits, 2501 W. North Ave.
  • Sept. 21, 2016: Park Dollar and Food Store, 1101 N. California Ave.
  • Sept. 22, 2016: Albany Food & Liquors, 3048 W. Fullerton Ave.
  • Sept. 23, 2016: Value Most Liquors, 3236 N. Pulaski Rd.
  • Sept. 25, 2016: Manha grocery store, 3751 W. Armitage Ave.
  • Sept. 28, 2016: Evelyn Food Market, 2926 W. Pulaski Rd.
  • Sept. 30, 2016: Don’s Grill, 1837 S. Western Ave.
  • Oct. 2, 2016: One Stop Market, 3456 S. Western Ave.
  • Oct. 4, 2016: Humboldt Haus, 2958 W. North Ave.
  • Oct. 9, 2016: Bucktown Food & Liquors, 2422 W. Fullerton Ave.
  • Oct. 11, 2016: Lucky One Food, 1854 N. Pulaski Rd.
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Stanton, 32, of Chicago, pleaded guilty last year to robbery and firearm charges.  U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., imposed the prison sentence Monday.  A hearing to determine the amount of restitution that Stanton must pay to the victims is scheduled for May 3, 2022.

The sentence was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI; and David Brown, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.  Valuable assistance was provided by the Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley A. Chung represented the government.