(STL.News) – Daniel Smith, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, was charged in a criminal complaint with robbery affecting interstate commerce of a Hammond Boost Mobile store, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
The criminal complaint alleges that on January 24, 2020, Daniel Smith entered the Boost Mobile store located at 2741 169th Street, Hammond, Indiana, held employees at gunpoint, and ordered them to fill up a duffel bag with cellular phones, after which he left the store with the bag full of phones.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that a criminal complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Gang Response Investigative Team and Hammond Police Department with assistance from the Merrillville and Hazel Crest, Illinois Police Departments. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.