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St. Paul Man Sentenced in St. Paul Robbery Spree

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. – A St. Paul man was sentenced to 110 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a robbery spree of St. Paul businesses, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on June 14, 2021, Warren Dean, 27, entered a Speedway gas station, flashed a realistic looking replica gun at the employees, and ordered them to give him money from the cash register. Dean ordered the employees to lay on the ground and fled the scene with approximately $292 in cash.

In addition to the Speedway robbery, Dean admitted to robbing or attempting to rob another six St. Paul businesses between June 14 and 16, 2021. After his last robbery on June 16, St. Paul police attempted to apprehend Dean, but he fled from officers and led them on a 30-mile car chase that ended in north Minneapolis after Dean crashed into multiple parked cars. After his vehicle stopped, Dean refused to surrender and a four-hour standoff ensued before officers were able to take Dean into custody without incident.

Dean was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis. On October 13, 2021, Dean pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery.

This case is the result of investigations conducted by the FBI, the St. Paul Police Department, and the Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry M. Jacobs prosecuted the case.



Updated May 12, 2022

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