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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Judge sentences St. Louis man for robbing people at St. Charles Fireworks stand at gunpoint

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Duianete Moore to 264 months in prison. The 39-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to federal felony charges of robbery affecting interstate commerce, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Moore engaged in on-going criminal activity throughout the spring and summer of 2018, including the theft of firearms from vehicles on four separate occasions.  On June 26, 2018, Moore and a woman rushed into the Crazy Cheap Fireworks tent in St. Charles County. Moore pointed a firearm at the employees and demanded all get on the ground and not look at him. Moore and the woman took the victims’ wallets and cell phones as well as fireworks sales proceeds from the cash register. At the time of Moore’s arrest, he possessed a backpack containing a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a drum magazine.    

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Venton Blandin venton.blandin@usdoj.gov 314-539-6805
Updated October 20, 2020