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17 years in federal pen for brother in North Jersey holdup spree

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Frank and Jesse, they weren’t, but Adonijah and Anthony Lindsay terrified employees of North Jersey fast-food joints and grocery stores from Hoboken to Little Falls, for which 25-year-old Adonijah will spend 17 years in federal prison. He’ll do the full stretch, because it’s a federal sentence.

That’s what Lindsay got for skipping trial and cutting a deal with federal prosecutors, after he admitted that he held up an Elmwood Park Dunkin‘ Donuts with his brother.

The Lindsays were part of a crew that hit, among others, a Jersey City grocery store, a North Bergen deli, a Domino’s Pizza in Hoboken, a Lodi Popeye’s and a Little Falls Burger King, the FBI said.

During the Domino’s and BK holdups, employees and customers were forced into rest rooms at gunpoint, federal authorities said.

Anthony Lindsay pleaded guilty to the same charges and is awaiting sentencing.

U.S. Paul Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office with cracking his case. Assistance also came from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and police departments in Paterson, Little Falls, Jersey City, Dover, Hoboken, Elmwood Park, and Lodi, he said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rodney Villazor of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark secured the guilty pleas.

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