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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Armed robber awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to four convenience store holdups

Plea subjects defendant to possible life sentence

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Chatham County man faces a substantial prison sentence after admitting to the four armed robberies of convenience stores.

Jacob Bragg, 20, of Savannah, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The plea subjects Bragg to a possible sentence of up to life in prison, along with substantial financial penalties and restitution, followed by up to five years of supervised release upon completion of any term in prison.

There is no parole in the federal system.

“Jacob Bragg terrorized employees and customers of private businesses in his week-long crime spree and is now being held accountable,” said U.S. Attorney Estes. “We commend our law enforcement partners for their quick resolution to this case and for taking this violent, armed criminal off of our streets.”

As described in court documents and testimony, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16, 2021, Bragg and a co-conspirator brandished handguns and threatened employees to rob three Garden City and Pooler convenience stores – one of them twice.

U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker will schedule Bragg for sentencing after U.S. Probation Services completes a pre-sentencing investigation.

“Carrying weapons into peaceful places of business and terrifying hard-working citizens is something the FBI and our law enforcement partners will make every effort to prosecute and punish,” said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “We are fortunate that no innocent victims were hurt as a result of Bragg’s selfish desire for wealth.”

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Savannah Police Department, the Pooler Police Department and the Garden City Police Department, and prosecuted for the United States by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Barry L. Paschal, Public Affairs Officer: 912-652-4422
Press Release Number: 
120-22
Updated September 8, 2022