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Date: 03-01-2024

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United States of America v. Quincy Homere

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Judge: Gary R. Brown

Court: The United States Court for the Eastern District of New York (Nassau County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in Central Islip

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Central Islip, New York criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Armed Bank Robbery.

Armed with an AK-47 Rifle, the Defendant and Co-Conspirators Took Over a Wells Fargo Branch in Hempstead and Stole More Than $375,000

Quincy Homere was sentenced by United States District Judge Gary R. Brown to 18 years in prison for his role as the mastermind of a November 9, 2015 armed takeover bank robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Hempstead, New York, which netted Homere and his co-conspirators more than $375,000 in proceeds. Homere pleaded guilty in December 2017 to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, James Smith, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the sentence.

“Homere has been held accountable for committing a violent bank robbery while brandishing an assault rifle, terrorizing the employees and customers, including an elderly woman and young child—actions that easily could have resulted in the loss of life either inside the bank or to the brave responding officers,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “Homere has now learned that the true payoff for robbing a bank is a long-term stay in prison.”

Mr. Peace thanked the Hempstead Police Department and the Suffolk County Police Department for their assistance on the case.

"The sentencing of defendant Quincy Homere for an armed robbery in Hempstead should set an example to anyone considering a similar crime that law enforcement and its partners will never stop and will continue with their investigations until the subject(s) are apprehended. Our communities are safer with defendant Homere incarcerated. Congratulations to all the dedicated investigators and their agencies for a job well done," stated NCPD Commissioner Ryder.

On November 9, 2015, following extensive planning, Homere and his co-conspirators, including Anael Sainfil, executed the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead, New York. Homere entered the bank brandishing an AK-47 rifle accompanied by three armed co-conspirators, while a fourth co-conspirator stood guard. An armed takeover of the bank ensued. Tellers and customers, including an 8-year-old boy, were zip-tied and held captive, as the bank’s vault was emptied of over $375,000. A fifth co-conspirator monitored encrypted NCPD police radio frequencies in an effort to facilitate the defendants’ escape.

Homere was unaware that a teller had placed a wireless GPS tracker with the stolen money. Hempstead Police Department officers initiated a chase of the getaway vehicle that ended with the arrest of one of the co-conspirators that day and recovery of most of the bank proceeds.

In November 2016, Homere was arrested in Miami, Florida following an investigation by the FBI, NCPD and SCPD.

Co-defendant Sainfil was arrested in December 2016 by members of the FBI and SCPD. In January 2018, Sainfil was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and brandishing firearms during a crime of violence. He was sentenced on February 26, 2020 to 219 months’ imprisonment for his role as a lookout in the robbery.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Long Island Criminal Division. Assistant United States Attorneys Mark E. Misorek and Erin Reid are in charge of the prosecution.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 8 years in prison

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