Grand Jury indicts St. Louis man for several armed robberies | USAO-EDMO

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis – On September 17, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Louquincy Carr for four counts of armed business robbery, four counts of brandishing a firearm in connection with those robberies, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The 35-year-old St. Louis resident was previously charged by a federal complaint regarding one of these robberies. 

According to the criminal complaint, on July 24, 2020, Carr entered a T-Mobile store located on South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. Carr looked at some display phones before approaching the counter. At the counter, an employee showed Carr what appeared to be an iPhone in its box. Then, Carr pointed a silver handgun at the employee and demanded money from the register while also placing the boxed phone into his pants pocket. The employee complied and gave Carr the money. Thereafter, Carr forced the employee into the back office at gunpoint. Carr then fled the store on foot.

According to Court documents, digital surveillance video captured the following image documenting the robbery. 

According to court documents, on August 4, 2020, Carr entered the same T-Mobile store and looked around for a short time. He approached an employee, produced a silver handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee compiled and removed money from the cash drawer. After taking money and the wallet, Carr led two employees and two customers into a back room at gunpoint.

According to Court documents, digital surveillance video captured the following image documenting the robbery.

According to Court documents, on August 14, Carr entered a Boost Mobile store, located at 3706 South Grand Boulevard and approached the employee at the register. After the employee and Carr had a conversation, Carr produced a silver handgun and demanded money.  The employee complied and removed money from the register.  After taking the money from the first employee, Carr turned to a second employee and demanded money from the second employee. Carr then ordered the two employees to a back office, at gunpoint. Once in the back office, asked where the “good phones” were and forced an employee, at gunpoint, to put multiple phones into a bag Carr had with him. After the bag was filled, Carr ordered the two employees into the bathroom and ran out the back door. 

According to Court documents, digital surveillance video captured the following image documenting the robbery.

According to Court documents, on August 25, 2020, a male entered a Wingstop Restaurant, located at 3626 South Grand Boulevard, in St. Louis. Carr entered the restaurant and walked near the counter. Carr waited for a short period of time, walked behind the counter, removed a silver handgun from his pocket and pointed it employees. Carr ordered an employee to open the register and remove the money. The employee complied and handed the money from the register to Carr. Carrt then ordered an employee to open the safe. The employee complied and handed Carr money from the safe. Carr took the money and ordered all store employees into a back room of the restaurant. Once all employees were in the back room, Carr ordered two employees to open the back door at which time the male fled from the restaurant. 

According to Court documents, digital surveillance video captured the following image documenting the robbery.

According to court documents, forensic evidence led to the identification of Carr.  Court documents further reflect that on September 10, 2020, Carr was taken into custody by law enforcement and search warrants were executed at two different residences at which the Carr is known to stay. Located during the execution of the search warrant was a silver handgun that appeared to be consistent with the gun the Carr used during the charged robbery.

This investigation is part of Operation LeGend, which is a federal partnership with local law enforcement to address the increase in homicides and violent crime in St. Louis in 2020.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case. The case was handled by Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) Jen Szczucinski as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. The initiative was launched by Attorney General Schmitt and U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen in January of 2019 as an unprecedented state and federal partnership to prosecute violent crime in St. Louis.

Charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

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