Two Philadelphia Men Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Violent Crime Spree

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Angel Fayez, 19, and Kevin Antun, also known as Acquah Evans, 20, both of Philadelphia, were each sentenced to 162 months in prison on Friday by Judge Juan R. Sanchez.

Both men pleaded guilty on February 6, 2024, to one count of carjacking, eight counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and one count of carrying and using a firearm during a violent crime.

Fayez and Antun were charged by indictment in March 2023. They committed a series of gunpoint robberies in the Kensington and Lower Northeast sections of Philadelphia, stealing approximately $3,613 between November 22, 2022, and December 3, 2022.

Their crimes included carjacking a woman at a Liberty gas station and robbing several businesses like Dollar General, Popeyes, Texas Chicken and Burger, Wingstop, and Domino’s Pizza.

Judge Sanchez sentenced Fayez on May 29, 2024, and Antun on May 30, 2024. Both received 162 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and a $900 special assessment.

“Today, two Philadelphia men were sentenced to over thirteen years in prison for terrorizing businesses,” said U.S. Attorney Romero. “Interfering with interstate commerce by robbing a business at gunpoint is a federal crime.”

Eric DeGree, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, emphasized the severity of the crime spree and the importance of holding even young offenders accountable. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin J. Bethel expressed relief at the significant prison sentences.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Eckert and Special Assistant United States Attorney David Osborne.

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