Organizer and Getaway Driver in Violent Armed Robberies Sentenced to More Than 21 Years in Prison
(STL.News) Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERIC CHAMBERS, 37, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 260 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in several violent armed robberies in 2017 during which two individuals were shot and wounded.
According to court documents and statements made in court:
On September 27, 2017, Chambers’ half-brother, Jachim Brown, wearing a mask and pointing a gun, entered Nikita’s Bar, located on Iranistan Avenue in Bridgeport, and pointed a gun at the only employee who was working at the time. Brown directed the employee to a location behind the bar to retrieve a key to a safe. After the employee complied, Brown opened the safe and stole approximately $2,450. During this robbery, Chambers’ car can be seen on surveillance video driving past the entrance to the bar. Chambers had previously worked security at the bar.
In the early morning hours of November 9, 2017, Brown, again brandishing a gun, robbed an employee of Avenue Café who was couriering approximately $2,000 in cash to Bishop’s Corner Café on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport.