Dallas Man Sentenced to 189 Months in Federal Prison for Committing Armed Robberies of Dallas-Area Businesses
DALLAS — Keith Renard Simon, 20, who admitted committing several armed robberies of businesses in the Dallas area in November 2013, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 189 months in federal prison, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
In October 2014, Simon pleaded guilty to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery. Co-defendant Lorenza Anzley, 21, pleaded guilty at the same time to the same offenses, and co-defendant James Montreal Tyson, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of the offense. Anzley was sentenced last month to 189 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $16,560 in restitution. Tyson was sentenced in October 2014 to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $5,570 in restitution.
According to documents filed in the case, Simon, Anzley and Tyson admitted committing the November 11, 2013, robbery of Walgreens, located at 1060 West Camp Wisdom Road in Dallas. Simon brandished a dangerous weapon during this robbery.
Simon and Anzley admitted committing the November 23, 2013, robbery of Metro PCS, located at 2614 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Dallas. During that robbery, Simon and Anzley entered the store at approximately 3:15 p.m., with the intent to rob it. Simon produced a dangerous weapon, pointed it at two employees, and he and Ansley jumped over the counter. They demanded money and ordered the employees to get on the floor. When Anzley could not get the register open, he struck one of the employees in the face and back of the head with the weapon.
Simon and Anzley also admitted committing the November 24, 2013, robbery of Metro PCS, located at 2864 South Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. During this robbery, Simon brandished a dangerous weapon and struck one of the store’s employees with it.
While Simon and Anzley were not charged with additional robberies, Simon stipulated to their roles in two additional robberies: the November 20, 2013, robbery of Family Dollar, located at 2683 Cedar Crest Boulevard in Dallas and the November 29, 2013, robbery of Metro PCS, located at 9625 Plano Road in Dallas. During this Family Dollar robbery, Simon and Anzley ordered the store employees and customers to the floor at gunpoint. During this Metro PCS robbery, Simon pointed a dangerous weapon at employees, demanded money, and then ordered them into the back room.
The FBI and the Dallas Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted.