Two armed men who robbed a T-Mobile store disguised in wigs have been found guilty in federal court.
Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 36, of Plymouth, and William Charles Graham, 37, of Minneapolis, have each been convicted of one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The Hobbs Act prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jackson and Graham went into a T-Mobile reseller store in Brooklyn Park on April 30, 2019, wearing wigs, dust masks and reflective vests. Jackson was carrying an Accu-Tek AT380 .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and Graham had a BB gun that resembled a real handgun.
Jackson and Graham forced two employees at gunpoint into a back room, and Graham tied them up with zip ties while Jackson filled mesh bags with cell phones.
They fled the store with more than 70 phones and other devices.
Brooklyn Park police responded right away and found Jackson and Graham in a nearby parking lot.