Guilty Plea In Game Stop Robbery
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that on November 25, 2014, Javon Glen Britton, age 34, of Sacramento, California, entered a guilty plea to one count of Hobbs Act Robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, before the Honorable Marc Treadwell, United States District Court in Macon, Georgia.
On August 21, 2014, the Game Stop store located at 4659 Presidential Parkway, Macon, Georgia, was robbed at gunpoint by Javon Britton. Mr. Britton entered the store carrying a large black bag. As Mr. Britton entered the Game Stop, he removed from the bag a U.S. Military Surplus M1 carbine and ordered everyone to get on the ground. Mr. Britton then demanded that the customers place their cell phones and money on the floor. Mr. Britton then approached the store clerk brandished the M1 carbine and demanded money. The store clerk gave Mr. Britton approximately $492.00 from the cash register. Mr. Britton then fled the store to a waiting vehicle.
After an altercation with a private citizen, Mr. Britton crashed his vehicle and sought refuge in a nearby store, where he and his passenger were later apprehended by Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies. After being advised of and waiving his constitutional rights, Mr. Britton made a statement in which he admitted that he had robbed the Game Stop. The charges against the passenger were later dismissed.
Mr. Britton faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment on the robbery charge and a minimum mandatory consecutive sentence of 7 years to life imprisonment on the firearms charge. Sentencing is scheduled for February12, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., in Macon, Georgia.
United States Attorney Michael Moore said, “When you use a firearm to commit a robbery, my office will use the law to make sure that you spend a very long time in federal prison. The old saying that “gun crimes equal hard time” should be on the mind of anyone who even thinks about committing a crime with a firearm.”
The case was investigated by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Solis.