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Duo Indicted for Spree of Eleven Armed Robberies in Two Weeks Across Indianapolis and Speedway

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

INDIANAPOLIS- A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Donta Allen, 26, and Lance McGee, 32, of Indianapolis, each with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, 11 counts of interference with commerce by robbery, 11 counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count each of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

According to the indictment, from March 25, 2022, through April 8, 2022, Allen and McGee worked together to rob at least eleven different stores in Indianapolis and Speedway, Indiana. Allegedly, Allen disguised his appearance with a ski mask and attempted to cover his tattoos with make-up, entered the store, pointed a firearm at the cashier and demanded cash. In each alleged robbery, McGee served as the getaway driver in a Chevy Malibu and received a portion of the proceeds.

The series of robberies took place on the following dates and locations:


Victim Business

March 25, 2022

Disc Replay; 8210 Rockville Road, Indianapolis

March 25, 2022

GameStop; 5816 Crawfordsville Road, Speedway

March 27, 2022

GameStop; 3269 West 86th Street, Indianapolis

March 27, 2022

AutoZone; 4606 East County Line Road, Indianapolis

April 2, 2022

GameStop; 4525 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis

April 2, 2022

AutoZone; 7455 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

April 3, 2022

Disc Replay; 9739 East Washington Street, Indianapolis

April 5, 2022

Disc Replay; 7317 US 31 South, Indianapolis

April 5, 2022

AutoZone; 8525 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis

April 5, 2022

AutoZone; 6055 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis

April 8, 2022

GameStop; 6905 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis

At the time of the alleged offenses, both defendants allegedly had previous felony convictions, prohibiting them from ever legally possessing a firearm.

The FBI, IMPD, and Speedway Police Department investigated this case. If convicted, each defendant could face up to life in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela S. Domash, who is prosecuting this case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated February 9, 2024

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