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Jury convicts man of robbing same store four times at gunpoint

Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 13:12:16-04

TULSA — A Tulsa man was convicted in federal court Tuesday for robbing the same Walgreens store four times at gunpoint.

According to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office for Northern District of Oklahoma, a jury convicted Melvin Louis Bailey, 26, of obstructing commerce by robbery, using a firearm during a crime of violence and Hobbs Act conspiracy.

A jury deliberated for nearly three hours before convicting Bailey, the news release said.

According to the news release, Bailey robbed the same Walgreens store from April 2015 to January 2018 by brandishing either a shotgun or handgun to intimidate employees.

In the January 2018 robbery, Bailey conspired with a juvenile to rob the store, the news release said.

“A jury found Melvin Louis Bailey guilty late Tuesday on seven counts pertaining to the armed robberies of a Tulsa Walgreens. He robbed the same store four times at gun point, repeatedly instilling fear in store employees and endangering their lives,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “I appreciate the jury’s service this week. Bailey is off the streets and can no longer wreak havoc in our community.”

The news release said a judge remanded Bailey to U.S. Marshals Service custody until he's sentenced on July 2.

Bailey faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison, the news release said.

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