May 2, 2018 – Jackson, WI – The people responsible for the attempted strong-arm robbery of the Village Mart on March 5, 2018 have been apprehended. On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 federal grand jury indicted them for the robberies in Jackson, Hartford, and Germantown, and a home invasion in Milwaukee.
Det. Michael Foeger spent many days working on this case with his counterparts at the other agencies.
The following news release is from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin.…
Three Men Federally Indicted for Armed Robberies
United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that two Watertown men and a Reeseville man were indicted today for a home invasion armed robbery on S. 15th Place in Milwaukee, on February 27, 2018. Justin M. Gillis, age 30, Amedee Mathew O’Gorman, age 28, and Andrew S. Pein, age 31, each have been charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. As discussed in the indictment, the purpose of the robbery was to obtain drugs and drug proceeds. Justin Gillis is also charged with committing a robbery of a Kwik Trip in Germantown on March 3, 2018, and attempting to rob the Village Mart in Jackson and the Petro Mart in Hartford on March 5, 2018.
If convicted, each man faces up to 20 years in prison on the robbery counts and a minimum mandatory sentence of 7 years and up to life in prison on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
This case is being investigated and prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The Project Safe Neighborhoods’ strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Watertown Police Department, the Germantown Police Department, the Jackson Police Department, the Hartford Police Department, the Oconomowoc Police Department, the Jefferson MDEG Unit, the Milwaukee County District Attorney Investigator’s Office, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Probation Department – Jefferson County. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath. In addition, the Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney’s Office provided assistance on the case.
The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.