A 48-year-old East St. Louis man on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to armed robbery.
Wallace B. Carson, pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
On Sept. 2, Carson entered the Walgreens at 2510 State St. in East St. Louis, pulled out a gun and committed armed robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Carson previously was in prison for more than a year and was not allowed to possess a firearm.
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The U.S. Attorney’s office said prosecution of the case is a continuation of the Hobbs Act Anti-Armed Robbery initiative.