Serial armed robber pleads guilty to six robberies

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The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.

BOISE — Camron D. Brown, 21, of Mountain Home, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday to six counts of interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act) and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. A Boise federal grand jury indicted Brown on May 9, 2017.

At the hearing, Brown admitted to robbing six businesses at gun point: Jackson’s Food Store and Elements Massage on February 20, 2017; Human Bean Coffee stand on February 21, 2017; Game Stop on February 25, 2017; Continental Loans on March 8, 2017; and Motel 6 on March 13, 2017. During each robbery Brown brandished a firearm and demanded money.

U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis stated: “Thanks to the cooperative efforts of our local and federal law enforcement partners, Mr. Brown’s extensive violent crime spree that targeted hard working members of our community will result in an appropriately lengthy prison sentence. There will be no tolerance of those who show a total and repeated disregard for law and order in the District of Idaho. Given that there is no parole in the federal system, it is important for law enforcement to consider federal prosecution in these types of cases.”

The charge of interference with commerce by robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of up to three years of supervised release. The charge of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence is punishable by up to life and at least seven years consecutive to any other sentence, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of at least five years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for June 11, 2018, before the Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

This case was investigated by the Boise City Police Department, Nampa City Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This was a collaborative effort as part of Project Safe neighborhoods, a joint effort among local, state and federal law enforcement authorities aimed at reducing gang and gun violence.

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