Baton Rouge Man Pleads Guilty to Interference with Commerce by Robbery

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Tyler Dunn, age 23, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to interference with commerce by robbery. 

According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, on or about November 17, 2019, four masked and armed men, one of which was Dunn, entered the Dollar General store on 4755 Prescott Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   The four robbers all brandished handguns.  In the store, one robber walked up to a Dollar General cashier and pointed his handgun at them.  That robber then jumped over the register and, unlawfully and against the cashier’s will, took money from the safe while directly in the presence of a Dollar General employee.  During the robbery, Dunn forced an employee to move from the back of the store to the front while pointing a handgun at her.  The robbers obtained approximately $7,000 from Dollar General. 

On or about November 21, 2019, four robbers, which included Dunn, approached two employees of the Dollar General store located at 6365 Scenic Hwy as they stood outside the front door getting ready to lock the security gate.  All robbers were wearing masks and armed with guns.  The robbers, brandishing their guns, forced the two employees to open the door and enter the store.  One robber ordered an employee to the back of the store while pointing a handgun at him and had the employee turn off an alarm.  While in the presence of the robbers, an employee, against her will, removed approximately $1,200 from a safe and provided it to the robbers. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Baton Rouge Police Department with assistance from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy S. Johnson.

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