Oakland man sentenced nearly 30 years in prison for armed robbery

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

OAKLAND, Calif. – An Oakland man was sentenced to 28 years in state prison this week for robbing a woman in Stockton of her rent money at gunpoint in 2023, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office.   

Gamoni Polk, 24, was found guilty of five felony counts with enhancements that included robbery, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, making criminal threats, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition, prosecutors said Wednesday.   

Polk was sentenced Monday by Judge Seth Hoyt.   

At the time of the jury trial, Hoyt found aggravating factors and a prior strike conviction for a robbery stemming from 2019.   

Prosecutors said Polk had robbed a couple at gunpoint in January 2023 while they were working on their car in front of their residence.   

Polk was later found hiding under a nearby truck with cash that the victim identified, and a black semiautomatic handgun was also located nearby.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.