Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A former furniture delivery man was sentenced to 25 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the home invasion and armed robbery of a pregnant customer, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Darren Remmer, 40, of Dolton was sentenced earlier last week for the 2011 home invasion and armed robbery of a customer who was nine months pregnant at the time.
According to prosecutors, on May 12, 2011, Remmer was working for a local furniture store in Dolton and delivered children’s furniture to the customer’s residence in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. While setting up the furniture, Remmer told the victim that one of the items was missing screws and that he would come back with the screws and finish setting up the furniture.
When Remmer returned a few days later, he told the victim he had the screws. Remmer pretended to fix the furniture but then approached the victim with a box cutter and demanded jewelry. When the victim told Remmer she didn’t have jewelry, he then demanded she give him a safe that was in the house. The victim complied and Remmer left the residence with the safe. It was later learned that Remmer had been fired from the furniture store the day after he first visited the victim’s residence.
Remmer was convicted by a jury in December 2012 of Home Invasion and Armed Robbery. He was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years by Judge William Lacy.
Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Theresa Smith and Peter O’Mara and the Chicago Police Department for their work on this case.