Man sentenced to 21 years for armed robbery of Twin Cities businesses

Acting U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Charles Kovats announced a 21-year prison sentence for 41-year-old Derrick Spillman of Minneapolis.

Court documents say that Spillman robbed four gas stations, two liquor stores, and a Subway during a crime spree in July of 2020.

During the robberies, Spillman was armed with a handgun and pointed it at employees of the victim businesses.

Last August Spillman pled guilty to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm.

The case was the result of an investigation by five Twin Cities area police departments and the FBI.

Spillman was first charged in late summer of 2020 and entered a guilty plea in 2021.