Salt Lake City Man Accused in a String of Convenience Store Robberies
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned an indictment today charging a Salt Lake City, Utah man in multiple 7-Eleven robberies that took place in Salt Lake County last month.
According to court documents, Andrew Armani Deionte Rowe, 27, of Salt Lake City, allegedly entered a 7-Eleven on Sept. 12, 2023, at 2917 South Highland Drive, in Salt Lake City and locked the doors behind him. Rowe handed the clerk a note that stated, “Do as I say, or you will lose your life.” The clerk complied and gave Rowe the money from the register. In a separate robbery, also on Sept. 12, 2023, Rowe allegedly threatened and robbed a 7-Eleven employee at 480 West 3900 South in Millcreek, Utah. On Sept. 14, 2023, Rowe allegedly threatened and robbed a 7-Eleven employee at 895 East 4500 South, in Salt Lake City. On Sept. 27, 2023, Rowe allegedly threatened and robbed a 7-Eleven employee at 911 East 3300 South in Millcreek.
As a result of an investigation, Rowe was taken into custody on October 11, 2023. During an execution of search warrant on Rowe’s apartment and vehicle, items observed in the robberies, including clothing and a handgun, later identified as a replica Glock 45 pistol, were seized as evidence. Rowe was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.
Rowe is charged with four counts of interference with commerce by robbery. His initial court appearance on the indictment is scheduled for Oct. 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in courtroom 8.4 before a U.S. Magistrate Judge at the Orrin G. Hatch United States District Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City.
U.S. Attorney, Trina A. Higgins, of the District of Utah made the announcement.
An FBI Task Force Officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating the case.
An Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Utah is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Updated October 25, 2023
Press Release Number: 23-73
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