Members of an alleged armed robbery ring busted up by Shreveport police more than a year ago have now been indicted by a federal grand jury.
The indictment charges Myles Robinson, Halston Smith, James Tyson and Tremario Washington with conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery.
This rash of robberies spans a large portion of the ArkLaTex, from June 1 to November 14 of last year, as far south as Stonewall, Louisiana and as far north as Atlanta, Texas. The feds call that interfering with interstate commerce by robbery, and the alleged ring faces 27 counts.
In the summer of 2012, business owners remained on high alert after seeing shocking surveillance video of armed men robbing terrified employees and customers.
One video from the pool hall Break N Run in Southern Hills shows two armed men barging in the front door and demanding money from the bartender. Like the other robberies, they got away with a lot of cash.
But the arrests cleared up a lot of open cases for Shreveport police.
The businesses include bars, restaurants and convenience stores, and some of them were robbed of thousands of dollars at a time.
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