Three men were convicted Friday for their roles in an armed robbery at a Westchester clothing store in 2013 where more than a dozen employees were held hostage for hours in their underwear.
Raymond Sherman Jr., 36, was found guilty of guilty of 17 counts, including forcible rape, kidnapping and second-degree robbery in connection with the crime.
Troy Marsay Hammock, 31, was found guilty of 14 counts of second-degree robbery, while Everett Oneal Allen, 26, was found guilty of 14 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
It happened around 11 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2013 at the Nordstrom Rack store located at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center.
The men stormed the store and took 14 employees hostage; forcing most of them to strip down to their underwear, prosecutors said.
During the robbery, Sherman dragged one female employee into a separate room, where she was sexually assaulted, the release stated. Allen held a knife to another worker’s neck, piercing her skin, according to prosecutors.
Sentencing was scheduled for April 8 at which time Sherman faced a maximum sentence of more than 120 years to life in state prison, while Hammock and Allen face up to 45 years and 39 years in prison, respectively, the release stated.