BROOKLYN — A Bed-Stuy man is facing more than 100 years in prison after he was convicted in a string of gunpoint robberies of women in south Brooklyn, prosecutors said Friday.
Justin Farrow was found guilty on Thursday of four counts of felony first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property in four robberies during the summer of 2015, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office.
“This defendant preyed on vulnerable women walking alone, robbing them at gunpoint and leaving them terrorized," acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. "He will now likely spend the rest of his life in prison.”
He was originally charged in five incidents, including pistol-whipping a 28-year-old woman at Ocean Parkway and Caton Avenue when she refused to hand over her bag, but he was later acquitted in one of the robberies, according to his lawyer, Laurence Rothstein.
Farrow was busted on Sept. 4, 2015 when arresting officers found him in possession of a gun and some of the women's stolen property, prosecutors said.
Rothstein said Farrow, who had never been convicted of a crime before and served in the Navy before being honorably discharged, planned to appeal the conviction.
The lawyer added that Farrow was acquitted in one of two robberies that happened within minutes of each other on Aug. 27, 2015, because the jury said not enough time elapsed between both muggings for him to have committed both.
His trial started on May 3 and he was found guilty by a jury on May 25.
Farrow is due back in Brooklyn Supreme Court for sentencing on July 5.