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Five young men indicted in series of violent armed robberies

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Five men were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a series of crimes in late 2012, including two armed robberies of armored-car company employees.

Tonnie Floyd, 21, Marcellus Freeman, 22, Anthony Cannon, 23, Keith Reed, 23, and Tobias Dyer, 21, each face multiple charges, including conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery, said officials. Dyer is from Upper Marlboro, and the rest of the defendants are from the District.

According to the indictment filed in federal court in Greenbelt, Floyd, Freeman and Cannon robbed an armored-car company employee outside a Takoma Park store on Oct. 26. They discharged a weapon and took nearly $4,000.

The men attempted to escape from the scene in a stolen vehicle that they had obtained before the robbery, but they couldn't because the vehicle was disabled. Floyd, Freeman and Cannon then carjacked another vehicle and shot that vehicle's owner during the process. The robbers then drove into the District and set the carjacked vehicle on fire, the indictment alleges.

On Dec. 11, Reed, Dyer and Cannon attempted to rob an Arlington bank, according to the document. They then shot an armored-car company employee outside a store in Oxon Hill and took more than $2,000 as well as the employee's handgun.

In a separate indictment filed last month in federal court in Alexandria, Reed, Cannon, Dyer and another man were charged with Northern Virginia robberies.

According to that document, on Dec. 9, Cannon, Dyer and Stanley Ray Winston ordered employees of an Alexandria supermarket to the floor at gunpoint and stole more than $15,000. Meanwhile, Reed stayed in a stolen Jeep Liberty that was parked in front of the business and was used as a getaway vehicle.

Later than month later, the men robbed a Navy Federal Credit Union in Arlington of more than $60,000. Cannon, Dyer and Winston brandished firearms and ordered employees and customers to the floor during the incident, while Reed remained in the getaway car, according to court documents.

The men fled into the District but were arrested there a short time later because GPS devices were hidden in the money taken from the credit union.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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