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A Brooklyn career criminal has been convicted of a brazen $200,000 daylight robbery at a SoHo Chanel store — and now faces over 20 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Eric Spencer, 30, was convicted Tuesday in Manhattan federal court for the raid at the Spring Street store in February last year, in which he and a crew of at least three others snatched designer bags and clothes.

Security footage showed the crew racing into the store, terrifying shoppers and tussling with security.

When one armed guard tried to confront him, Spencer reached into his waistband to threaten the possibility he had a gun, prosecutors said.

Within days, Spencer bragged on social media about having enough Chanel bags to “open a small boutique,” admitting in text messages that he had the stolen loot, his trial was told.

Eric Spencer.
Eric Spencer was convicted of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of Hobbs Act robbery.
NYPD
Surveillance of robbery.
Eric Spencer and a crew of at least three others snatched Chanel bags and clothes.
NYPD
Surveillance of robbery.
Eric Spencer fleeing the scene of the robbery with stolen merchandise in his hands.
US Attorney’s Office/SDNY

Spencer was eventually nabbed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a few weeks after the daring daylight robbery, officials noted at the time.

He was convicted of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of Hobbs Act robbery, reflecting the threat that he would use a weapon.

Spencer is set to be sentenced June 30, with each charge carrying up to 20 years in prison.

Chanel store.
The group robbed the Chanel store in SoHo in broad daylight.
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Inside the Chanel store.
Police tape ropes off the burglarized Chanel store.
William Farrington
Chanel bag.
Eric Spencer bragged on social media about having enough Chanel bags to “open a small boutique.”
US Attorney’s Office/SDNY

Sources previously told The Post that the career criminal has 32 prior arrests, including 15 felonies, and that he was being eyed for a series of other similar raids.

Spencer had “put the public and store personnel in grave danger” with his “brazen daylight armed robbery,” US Attorney Audrey Strauss had said after the arrest.

Source: NYPOST

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