Another Houston Man Sentenced in Area Armored Car Robberies
HOUSTON—Allen Moore Jr., 47, of Dallas, has been ordered to federal prison for 20 years following his convictions for discharging his firearm during an attempted robbery of an armored car operating in and around Houston, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
Today, U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller handed Moore a sentence of 120 months for interference with commerce by robbery and a consecutive 120 months for discharging a firearm during the crime. Following completion of his 20-year sentence, Moore will be on supervised release for five years.
Four others also charged in the case—Walter Keitric Freeman, 25, Chad Eric Haywood, 25, and Corinthians Lachell Phillips, 29, all of Houston, and Hendrick Dwayne Lynn, 31, of Houston – all previously also entered guilty pleas and were sentenced for their roles in the crimes. Haywood was convicted of two counts of interference with commerce by robbery and sentenced to 60 months in addition to a consecutive term of 120 months for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence for a total of 180 months. Freeman was sentenced to 57 months for his conviction of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery as well as a consecutive sentence of 120 months for discharging of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence for a total of 177 months. Phillips was convicted of the conspiracy charge and sentenced to 97 months. Lynn was convicted of the conspiracy charge and the attempted robbery and robbery of the two armored cars and sentenced 60 months.
Loomis Armored U.S. Inc., who operated the trucks during the alleged robbery and robbery attempt, maintains offices throughout the United States and was engaged in the business of secured armored transport of United States currency in interstate commerce and in picking up and delivering United States currency to financial institutions and check cashing businesses, both of which are industries which affect interstate commerce.
Lynn, Haywood and Moore were charged with their involvement in the Aug. 7, 2009, attempted robbery of a Loomis armored truck at the Bank of America at 3704 Old Spanish Trail in Houston. Lynn drove to the location, at which time Haywood and Moore, who were armed with Glock pistols, jumped out and shot at the guard. The guard, who has since recovered, had been filling an ATM machine, but it was already locked and, therefore, no money was obtained.
The second incident occurred on Nov. 21, 2009, at which time another guard was shot. On that date, Lynn drove Freeman and Haywood to Senor Check Cashing Store #2 located at 5950 S. Gessner Rd. in Houston. Freeman fired his pistol and shot in the direction of the guard. The guard was hit, but survived. On that same date, Phillips drove a second vehicle to the Gessner location and, following the robbery, switched vehicles with Haywood, Freeman and Lynn.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennie Basile.