Thief Pleads Guilty to Robbing 40 Fast-Food Stores at Knife Point
A serial thief who robbed dozens of fast food restaurants at knife-point pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing 40 stores throughout Long Island and Queens.
Khalif House, 24, stole over $18,000 from a series of stores including eleven Subways, nine Dunkin Donuts, and six Carvels.
The Hempstead man committed the crimes with another person from February 2015 through June 2016, when he was caught after breaking into a Floral Park home and being found sleeping on a man’s couch.
House fled when the homeowner confronted him and was later found by cops hiding in a van.
Earlier that day he unsuccessfully tried to rob a Dollar Tree store in Queens.
The bandit would rob the stores with his face covered, wearing mismatched gloves and threatening employees with a knife.
When police found House he had a pair of mismatched gloves in his possession.
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said the Hempstead man, “terrorized the communities and jeopardized the safety of the employees of more than three-dozen local businesses.”
House faces up to 20 years in prison.