Man indicted for robbing St. Paul grocery stores

Prosecutors say a St. Paul man has been federally indicted for allegedly robbing multiple St. Paul grocery stores earlier this year.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 38-year-old Nicholas Dancy is accused of robbing three stores on University Avenue: Towfiq Grocery, Midway Grocery and Deli and Global Food and Mid Market.

The stores, which are all located within six blocks of each other, were robbed on three separate occasions between May 27 and June 5.

Prosecutors allege Dancy, a convicted felon, used a gun to threaten employees and demand cash.

Dancy is charged with one count of possessing a firearm as a felon, one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and three counts of Hobbs Act robbery.

He is expected to make an initial court appearance Monday.