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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2019

Four Men Convicted In String Of Robberies Of Auto Parts Stores Throughout Twin Cities Metro

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of TONY LENDELL REED, 32, of Memphis, Tennessee, for robbery. Following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Joan N. Ericksen, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a federal jury found REED guilty on February 1, 2019, of six counts of interference with commerce by robbery, known as the Hobbs Act. The Hobbs Act prohibits actual or attempted robbery affecting interstate or foreign commerce “in any way or degree.”

Co-defendant ORLANDO LORENZO HARRIS, 36, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, pleaded guilty on March 22, 2018, to two counts of Hobbs Act robbery.

Co-defendant DERF REGLAN RAHINE REED, 46, of Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty on November 13, 2018, to one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

Co-defendant TYRELL DANDRE CAMPBELL, 24, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, pleaded guilty on November 27, 2018, to one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

As proven at trial and in documents filed in court, on six separate occasions, REED and his co-defendants robbed auto parts stores throughout the Twin Cities metro region. During each of the robberies, the defendants displayed what appeared to the victims to be a gun, threatened the victims, and demanded money. REED and his co-defendants also restrained the employees of the stores they robbed, using zip ties to bind the victims’ wrists and ankles.  

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald thanked the Minneapolis Division, Chicago Division, and Memphis Division of the FBI, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Crystal Police Department, the Columbia Heights Police Department, the White Bear Lake Police Department, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, and the Holly Springs, Mississippi Police Department for their work in investigating the robberies.

United States Attorney MacDonald further thanked Assistant United States Attorneys LeeAnn K. Bell and Ruth Shnider who prosecuted the case.

Defendant Information:

TONY LENDELL REED, 32

Memphis, Tennessee

Convicted:

  • Interference with Commerce by Robbery (Hobbs Act), 6 counts

ORLANDO LORENZO HARRIS, 36

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Convicted:

  • Interference with Commerce by Robbery (Hobbs Act), 2 counts

DERF REGLAN RAHINE REED, 46

Chicago, Illinois

Convicted:

  • Interference with Commerce by Robbery (Hobbs Act), 1 count

TYRELL DANDRE CAMPBELL, 24

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Convicted:

  • Interference with Commerce by Robbery (Hobbs Act), 1 count

 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated February 4, 2019