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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Two Detroit Men Indicted for Robbing Springfield Jewelry Store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Detroit, Mich., men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing a Springfield, Mo., jewelry store.


Mark Anthone Pitts, 32, and Justin B. Anderson, 32, both of Detroit, were charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.


The federal indictment alleges that Pitts and Anderson robbed Maxon’s Diamond Merchants, 2622 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, on Sept. 1, 2016. Pitts and Anderson allegedly brandished hammers and threatened and pushed employees to steal Rolex watches from the store.


The indictment also charges Pitts and Anderson with transporting stolen goods across state lines.


Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick Carney and Nhan D. Nguyen. It was investigated by the FBI and the Springfield, Mo., Police Department.

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Updated December 7, 2016