PHILADELPHIA –United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Saifuddin Hasan, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by Indictment with three counts of Hobbs Act Robbery in connection with three armed robberies which all occurred on the same night in December 2021, in Montgomery County and Philadelphia.
The Indictment alleges that on the night of December 5, 2021, the defendant entered a 7-Eleven convenience store on City Avenue in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and brandished a firearm as he committed his first robbery. Then, according to the Indictment, Hasan drove east bound to a Lukoil gas station on City Avenue and committed his second armed robbery. The defendant capped off his night of violence by continuing in his vehicle eastbound on Route 1 into the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and allegedly committed an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store at Wyoming and Rising Sun Avenues. Philadelphia police officers pursued and arrested Hasan after this third armed robbery.
“As alleged, this defendant brandished a firearm in the faces of convenience store and gas station employees simply doing their jobs,” said U.S. Attorney Romero. “The charges in this Indictment demonstrate that our Office is committed to investigating and prosecuting violent crime.”
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
The case was investigated and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael R. Miller.