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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 15, 2022

St. Paul Man Indicted for Multiple Armed Robberies of University Avenue Grocery Stores

MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man has been indicted for three armed robberies of grocery stores located in St. Paul along University Avenue, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on three separate occasions between May 27 and June 5, 2022, Nicholas Antwain Dancy, 38, robbed three grocery stores located on University Avenue in St. Paul, Towfiq Grocery, Midway Grocery and Deli, and Global Food and Mid Market. During the robberies, Dancy used a firearm to threaten the employees and demand cash. Dancy is also a convicted felon and is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Dancy is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on August 15, 2022, before Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the St. Paul Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth S. Shnider is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
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Updated August 16, 2022