A Las Vegas federal jury convicted two men of committing four armed robberies, two of which were banks, and the other was a Starbucks coffeehouse chain they attacked twice, on May 21.
Court documents and official evidence accused the suspects, 25-year-old Edwin Arnold Jr. of Las Vegas and 25-year-old Sjamariae Marshon Jones os Pasadena of robbing two banks and a Starbucks chain twice from December 2016 to January 2017. Authorities said the two were able to nab a total of $14,280.
Officials said Arnold used a handgun to threaten employees at each of the robberies, demanding money and saying he would shoot them if they resisted. They said that Jones was an accomplice in the crimes and assisted Arnold with taking the money.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Arnold and Jones on January 26, 2017, at Arnold’s residence after one of their crimes. Authorities found the two suspects guilty after a five-day jury trial.
They were charged with one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, one count of interference with commerce by robbery, two counts of bank robbery, and three counts of brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence.
U.S. District Judge Andrew P. Gordon presided over the case and scheduled the two suspects’ sentencing for August 25, 2021, KTNV reported.