St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 04, 2014|
MINNEAPOLIS—Last week in federal court, a 47-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty to robbing two banks. Maurice Dixon specifically pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery. Dixon, who was indicted on December 17, 2013, entered his guilty plea before United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim on May 29, 2014.
In his plea agreement, Dixon admitted that on November 4, 2013, he walked into the University Avenue branch of TCF Bank in St. Paul and gave a teller a note demanding money. Following the robbery, an audit conducted by TCF Bank determined that the bank had suffered a loss of $768. Dixon also admitted that on November 9, 2013, he robbed the Lexington Parkway North branch of TCF Bank in the same manner. Following the robbery, Dixon was apprehended a short distance from the bank. When the defendant was taken into custody, he was found to have $175 on his person.
In addition to the November 4 and November 9 bank robberies, Dixon also admitted that he robbed another TCF Bank in Minneapolis on November 5, and between October 10, 2013 and November 9, 2013, engaged in a robbery spree where he robbed several retail establishments, including numerous Subway locations, a White Castle, and a Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant.
“These repeated robbery cases are particularly troublesome,” stated United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. “I am pleased that police were able to connect these robberies and end the defendant’s spree.”
This case is the result of an investigation by the St. Paul Police Department, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Woodbury Police Department, the Roseville Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin S. Ueland.